I have occasionally described myself as one of the most productive lazy people I know. It’s not that I am truly lazy, I am just not going to work harder than I need to. I am going to work smarter so I can move on to the next task. One of the characteristics I have noticed as I have gotten older is that I do not have a difficult time putting things down. What I mean is, when its time to work, I work. When it is time to stop, I stop. When it’s time to play, I play.
I have been a dad for over seven years. During this time I have realized how valuable time is. It is the ultimate non-renewable resources. Because of this I must do a better job of managing myself so I do not miss important moments in my children’s lives. I am still working on this. Thankfully I have a wife who is courageous enough to tell me when I am absent-minded about the time I have with my daughters.
In the scheme of things, what I will remember are those times when we were together, spending time enjoying each others company. This is what recreation should be. We should strive to re-create our hearts and minds with those moments that will have a lasting impact on the quality of our lives. A balance in the quantity and quality of our time with those who put something back into our lives is the goal. We can not forget what really matter. We can not ignore our responsibility to put something back into the relationship banks of those we love.
God has given us the ability and the capacity to enjoy recreation. Do not miss another opportunity!