Quality Versus Quantity

April 15, 2020: Quantity Versus Quality

Remember all that time we wished we had at home a few months ago? How about all those projects just waiting for us to get around to? And all those books that we couldn’t wait to read? Oh, and all that special attention we wished we could give our families? Welcome to that time.  It’s here. It’s now. It’s happening.

The sad thing is, we have all this quantity of time, but do we have the quality? I keep thinking about how much I should be enjoying my time at home, but so often I find myself complaining. All those books I have time to read in the evenings are still sitting on my shelf,  staring at me, waiting for me to crack them open. And yes, I have tons of time with my family, but trying to enjoy that time without a sour attitude has been difficult as we navigate schoolwork at home and new schedules, routines, and protocols.

As I reflect and also look ahead, I don’t want this time to pass me by. I don’t want to waste the quantity, I want to fill it with quality. I want my words to be filled with patience and grace and my attitude to be joyful and kind. I want my mind to be clear and focused and my eyes open and aware. I want to be a good steward of this extra time and use it to slow down and get realigned. I want quality. Not just quantity.

How about you? Are you struggling to find the quality in the quantity? Examine yourself and find a place to start. It would be a shame to come out on the other side of this quarantine knowing we chose quantity over quality. Let’s make our time matter.

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