the value of time… 13 reasons

Dear friends

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

I’ve always taken great comfort in this passage of scripture (Ecclesiastes 3 verses 1 to 8). There’s time to be all I need to be, but maybe not I’m one day!

The list below is from a post, from one of my cousins, following a story about a young man who learns, from an older man, that the most valuable thing in the old man’s life was the younger man’s time. Hopefully there will be something in this list that encourages you. Thank you for taking the time to read 🙂

1. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way..

2 A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.

3 Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

4. You mean the world to someone.

5. If not for you, someone may not be living.

6. You are special and unique.

7. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won’t get it, but if you trust God to do what’s best, and wait on His time, sooner or later, you will get it or something better.

8. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good can still come from it.

9. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.

10. Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you.

11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.

12. Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know and you’ll both be happy.

13. If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.

cousins

Dear friends
Sorry that it’s been a while, my tablet is not charging 😦 – i really should get a laptop…

I’m enjoying new banter in my life :). That of my cousins, specifically my maternal cousins.  I have no less than 15 who live in Canada, US and Caribbean, my Mum’s nieces and nephews.
A week or so ago, one of my aunts in Barbados became ill and was taken into hospital.  So, one of my cousins out there set up a group chat on WhatsApp to keep everyone informed.  Et voilà!  As another cousin pointed out – out of difficulties comes blessings.
It’s been fun getting to know them as I’ve not met all of them.  It’s also been a blessing as photos are posted and we’ve begun to work on family history together. 

I do feel there’s some family secrets that I know nothing about but everyone else does!  Like when I asked a cousin for my (half) sister who lives in the same town and received no response, at all.  It must be a Bajan thing to completely ignore an awkward question.  Mmm Maybe I should hone that skill!