My blog is back after taking a brief respite in August. Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday I wrote about my granddaughter Izzy’s graduation in July, and now it is September.
This got me thinking about the importance of time. The days go by quickly and there never seems to be an end to the things we need to get done. Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a helper who could anticipate our needs, and help us stay one step ahead? And what a great feeling it would be if we could be that person who helps somebody else.
The fact is there is a symbiotic benefit to helping and being helped. Helping others save time will always come back around to each of us because it creates more and more trust in our relationships, thereby consuming less and less time in our multiple human interactions every day.
And would we not be saving other people’s time if we stayed committed to saving our own time? Would we not get tasks completed quicker and more safely if we were always prepared, with an organized and forward-thinking mindset? I think so and encourage everyone to think of those we serve and what is the most important thing we can do for them.
Some examples of some simple ways to save time by staying on top of communication and service:
– A simple phone call to keep somebody informed
– A quick question for greater understanding and clarity
– A follow up email or text to find out how things are going
These are all painless tasks that add value to our relationships because they show we care, that we are on top of people’s needs and we respect their time.
What greater gift can we give than the gift of time? I believe it’s worth everyone’s time to think about that and how we can deliver on that promise every day.