THE CONCEPT ABOUT TIME IS PRECIOUS

 

 

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Time is precious. It is by far one of the most important commodities in our lives. This is why it is important to treasure every moment and make the best out of things, no matter what.
As of late I have been paying more attention to how I spend my time and whom I spend it with. l realized how “careless” and “freely” I have given away my time to people and activities that weren’t worth it.
The thing is that I have always been very good about freely offering my time, help, heart and loyalty to anyone who ask for it. It didn’t occur to me that it was OK for me to ask for the same in return. I therefore found myself frequently around people who never seemed to be able to make any effort for me; and at times, didn’t even seem to care about me all that much. This made me an easy target for users or selfish individuals.
Taking stock of what I do, how I do it and with whom, has made a huge difference in how I feel. So, when it comes to your time, spend it wisely. A friend recently told me that I should only give my all to someone who is worthy. I think “all” includes one’s time.
So today, I am making new choices and these include not giving time to people who give nothing but only seem to remember me when they need or want something from me.
Time, it’s precious, as is your heart – choose wisely whom you give them to. Choose people who are worthy of you and your time.
My question for you how well have you used your time preciously?

Please let me know all your reactions, views and insights in the comment box below!

Written by:
Kogwuonye Patrick Onyeka
Writer/Blogger/Educator/Tutor
University of Benin
www.facebook.com/patrickstories

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106 thoughts on “THE CONCEPT ABOUT TIME IS PRECIOUS

  1. Time is precious. After becoming so sick, I was forced to use my time differently. Like you, I’d been very generous with my time. Some people fell by the wayside when I could no longer give unconditional time. We need to take care of ourselves mentally whether we’re ill or healthy, and how we spend our time is one key to mental health. Great “food for thought” post!

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    1. I just skimmed through your comment and the comment was wow. And I must say, it really cool, it that gives people a chance to think.

      Thanks for answering the question.
      I appreciate your views on this post.

      Please keep the words coming Mrs/Miss DM.

      Look forward to seeing more inspired comment from you.

      Thank you so much for adding a little inspired word to me this morning.

      HAPPY SUNDAY

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

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  2. Just my sentiments. Right now? three years alone in the Presence of our Father. What a blessing! Before I lived in Aqaba, Jordan in an apartment hotel. Not really alone. Always running to someone for comfort, but! Father knew of my longing to be alone with Him. Now? I am in Amman, Jordan in a deprived noise area, but! I’m 4 floors above it all. No one disturbs me. Father has blessed me with this roof apartment, and? since my deliverance last week? Father inspired me to use my roof for a walking track. I been doing my walking as His prescription to restore my body. This morning I did 30 min. Father leads me all the way. I talk to Him, I walk with Him, I sleep, eat, and breathe every minute of my life with Him. He is always with me. He never leaves nor forsakes me.
    It’s the same for you., but! Like myself it takes His time and timing to bring us to that point where we get disgusted with the human element to the point of abandoning ourselves to Him alone. Then? He sends our way those that can share not the vanities of this insanity ridden world, but share Him–His love–His unbroken companionship and His doings in our lives. That’s how to spend our precious times. Much love, thia. 🙂

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    1. Am the type who reads very inspired comment on my post. You comment  and explaination are quite OK about the post.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading my post.
      Your comment   touches my heart. It is really great to know more about you.I think everyone can relate to your comment.

      Words are powerless to express my gratitude towards you, for reading post and for leaving a thoughtful and long comment.

      Am really touched by this comment and its relate to our lives also. Toward the ending i love this part

      “”” His love-His unbroken companionship and His doings in our lives. That’s how to spend our precious times. Much love, thia. 🙂”””

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading my post.

      HAPPY SUNDAY

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

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    2. Bless your heart! I been intense doing the graphic for the next post. I didn’t see your great comment until now. Where are you if I may I ask? you can email me or Skype name basillia3032

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    3. Thanks for replying me. This reply means alot to me.

      Such an awesome way of replying someone.

      I will love to get your email also.
      You welcome dear friend. You can get to know me on this :

      For any information email me:@patrickreallstories@gmail.com

      like my Facebook Page (patrickstories)

      follow me on instagram@ patrickstories

      Chat me up on whatsapp@ +2349038156756

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      Peace ✌and Love ❤

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  3. This is a great post once again Patrick. I think the way we use our time reflects our maturity. When i was younger I frittered my time away on frivolous things that did’nt serve a greater purpose in my life, and I gave time to friendships, activities that were draining my energy and stealing my time. Now I am older, I am quite intentional with the way I use my time and spend it on purposeful things which add meaning to my life, or help me grow. I also enjoy the time I spend fostering the friendships/relationships that give me joy. Love the wisdom of your posts, bless.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading my post.

      I guess you old life was started at the beginning of the comment:

      “””” This is a great post once again Patrick. I think the way we use our time reflects our maturity. When i was younger I frittered my time away on frivolous things that did’t serve a greater purpose in my life, and I gave time to friendships, activities that were draining my energy and stealing my time. “””””

      As i went down i saw the second part of your life in this comment as i quote from you:

      “”””” Now I am older, I am quite intentional with the way I use my time and spend it on purposeful things which add meaning to my life, or help me grow. I also enjoy the time I spend fostering the friendships/relationships that give me joy. “””””

      I am touched by this last comment
      “”” Love the wisdom of your posts, bless. “”””

      Thank again for showing interest in  my post.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

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  4. Wowza! This is so true. I too give my time far too freely and then find myself irritated, probably at myself. Maybe it’s a “I don’t want to be rude or upset someone” but jeez I think I need to change. In all seriousness, I thank you for this post, it’s made me really think things through. Katie x

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    1. I just read through your and the post was wow. And I must say, it really cool, it gives people a chance to think.

      I still thank you for this:
      “””” I thank you for this post, it’s made me really think things through. “””

      Please keep the words coming Mrs Katie.

      Look forward to seeing more inspired comment from you.

      Thank you so much for adding a little inspired word to me this morning.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    1. I feel blessed by your comment right now.
      I found delight love in what you just said now Am happy right now.

      1.What is your opinion about the post?

      2. How do you spend your precious time?

      Thanks again for such comment

      Enjoy.
      Happy sunday

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks for the comment on this post.
      I feel blessed by your comment right now.
      I found delight love in what you just said now. Am happy right now.

      1.What is your opinion about the post?

      2. How do you spend your precious time?

      Thanks again for such comment

      Enjoy.
      Happy sunday

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    1. I feel blessed by your comment right now.
      I found delight love in what you just said now Am happy right now.

      1.What is your opinion about the post?

      2. How do you spend your precious time?

      Thanks again for such comment

      Enjoy.
      Happy sunday

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Thanks for sharing!… 🙂 I will use “time” as best I can given the type of day and challenges destiny has determined for me… 🙂
    “Don’t say you don’t have enough time, you have exactly the same number of hours per day that where given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Theresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, etc.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting on the post.
      You welcome dear friend.Am very please by your comment on this post.
      I so much enjoy this part in your comment very well:
      “Don’t say you don’t have enough time, you have exactly the same number of hours per day that where given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Theresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Einstein, etc.” H. Jackson Brown Jr. “””
      Here is a nice question:
      How do you spend your precious time?
      Thanks again for such comment
      Enjoy !!!!!
      HAPPY SUNDAY
      Thanks again.
      Keep the vibes on.
      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    1. I feel blessed by your comment right now.
      I found delight love in what you just said now Am happy right now.

      1.What is your opinion about the post?

      2. How do you spend your precious time?

      Thanks again for such comment

      Enjoy.
      Happy sunday

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment on this post. I appreciate that very much.
      I feel blessed by your comment right now.

      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family or at work or at friends party or at church or at your free leisure?

      Thanks again for such comment

      Enjoy.
      Happy sunday

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    2. We go for walks with the dogs, watch tv, cook meals, do chores, play board and video games and read. Not very exciting but we love and are grateful for each moment!

      Liked by 1 person

    3. Thanks for replying me. This reply means alot to me.
      Thanks for answering my question in such a good and simple manner.

      Such an awesome way of replying someone.
      Thanks. Again.

      You welcome dear friend.

      HAPPY WEEK

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment on this post. I appreciate that very much.

      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family 👪 or at Work or at friends party 🎊 or at Church ⛪ at your free leisure 🕒 ?

      Thanks again for such comment

      Enjoy.
      Happy sunday

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    2. Thanks for replying me. This reply means alot to me.
      Thanks for answering my question in such a good and simple manner.

      You welcome dear friend.

      HAPPY SUNDAY

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment on this post. I appreciate that very much.

      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family 👪 or at Work or at friends party 🎊 or at Church ⛪ at your free leisure 🕒 ?

      Thanks again for such comment

      Enjoy.
      Happy sunday

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Each morning I ask the Lord to help me use the time He has given me wisely. It is a gift He has given me and if I use it wisely it is my gift to Him, a way of blessing Him. Give Him the day, follow Him investing time in the timeless, in eternal things and your day will be well spent as we always give Him thanks for His precious gift of which we too are unworthy.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      You welcome dear friend.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    2. Thanks for the reply.
      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family 👪 or at Work or at friends party 🎊 or at Church ⛪ at your free leisure 🕒 ?

      Love to see your answers to such question.

      Thanks again.

      Enjoy.
      Happy sunday

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Great post. I agree with the importance of how we spend time. Important for me is to learn to use time better, but also not to regret how I may have misspent some in the past. It is possible to learn something from any time. Take care!

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    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment on this post. I appreciate that very much.

      You analyze and comment we make people thinking.
      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family 👪 or at Work or at friends party 🎊 or at Church ⛪ at your free leisure 🕒 ?

      Thanks again for such comment

      Enjoy.
      Happy week

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    2. Thanks, Patrick. And good question. I spend most of my time working and creating to make a positive impact, including figuring out how to do that best in harmony with the universal mind. The time with my daughter is most precious though. How about you?

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    3. Thanks for replying me. Thanks for answering the question i ask you.

      I feel blessed by your comment right now.
      I found delight love in what you just said now Am happy right now.

      Mine is all about

      1. God
      2.Writing
      3. Time with special friends
      4. Alone
      5. Reading and viewing nspirational post on internet.

      Thanks again for asking me about how i spend my time.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  8. Time is spent with the friends I have. I quit Facebook some months ago. I was hardly on it, but it got even less. I think it was a waste of my time while there and I did not want to be there. Along with Facebook, I don’t have a TV either. Free time to be out in nature, or learn new things.

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    1. I just read through your comment 🙂 And I must say, you do comment in a way that gives people a chance to think. Please keep the words coming, LIZ🙂 Look forward to seeing more comment  from you.

      As i read through i found this funny to me:

      “”””I don’t have a TV either. “””””

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading my post.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    2. By not having a TV, I go out to different areas, instead of sat in front of it. Money saved too, to take me on these days out, or put to a holiday. ☺️

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Yes, time really is precious, yet it is something that we tend to take for granted. Often it’s actually bad things like accidents, health issues or the death of someone close that make us realise how precious time – and life – really is and that we need to value and appreciate it…

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading my post.

      Words are powerless to express my gratitude towards you, for reading my every post and for always leaving a thoughtful comment.

      Am happy about this comment here, it touched my heart and i feel blessed by it. Here is the part of the post:

      “”””” Often it’s actually bad things like accidents, health issues or the death of someone close that make us realise how precious time – and life – really is and that we need to value and appreciate it…””””

      Love to ask you a simple question–

      1. what are the things you consider to be precious?

      2. How do you spend your time?

      Love to see your reply.

      Thank again for showing interest in  my post.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    2. You’re welcome! 🙂

      1. what are the things you consider to be precious?

      There is so much that is precious but life, nature, our beautiful planet, my family, my wife, for example…

      2. How do you spend your time?

      Working (and I really like my work), listening to music, reading, together with my wife, enjoying nature and wildlife.

      And you? 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    3. Thanks for answering the question. I feel happy now for showing interest in my blog.

      In terms of how i spend my time, here are the things i spend my precious time on:

      1. listening to music
      2. reading
      3. Watching movies
      4. Going out on a date with a friend
      5. Being alone thinking.

      Am privelege to talk to you.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  10. Wow great post Patrick! I think that in this day and age some people are becoming very selfish and arrogant and they don’t value other people’s time. So I definitely agree with you that we should spend time with only those who respect our time M

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    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment on this post. I appreciate that very much.

      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family 👪 or at Work or at friends party 🎊 or at Church ⛪ at your free leisure 🕒 ?

      Thanks again for such comment

      Enjoy.
      Happy sunday

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    2. Thanks for reading and commenting on the post.

      You welcome dear friend.Am very please by your comment on this post.

      Thanks again.
      Keep the vibes on.😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment on this post. I appreciate that very much.
      I feel blessed by your comment right now.

      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family or at work or at friends party or at church or at your free leisure?
      .
      Thanks again for such comment

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  11. I agree with you Patrick time is a delicate gift that many use as if you are able to redo when it doesn’t work out as he or she wishes. Time travel sounds good but until someone proves it can be done I will continue to see it as only a myth. I spend my precious time reading and writing staying in a positive frame of mind.

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    1. I just skimmed through your comment and the comment was wow.
      Thanks for answering the question.
      I appreciate your views on this post.

      Please keep the words coming QUEEN

      Thank you so much for adding a little inspired word to me this morning.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  12. True, Sometimes, I regret how i have used my time. I found it after, but there is nothing i can do. So, Time is precious and lost time can never be found again.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment on this post. I appreciate that very much.
      I feel blessed by your comment right now.

      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family or at work or at friends party or at church or at your free leisure?

      Thanks again for such comment.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  13. Marvellous post! I totally agree with the concept of “Time being Precious.”
    I have not always used my time preciously. I too started using it wisely after I realised its importance.
    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment on this post. I appreciate that very much.

      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family 👪 or at Work or at friends party 🎊 or at Church ⛪ at your free leisure 🕒 ?

      Thanks again for such comment.

      Enjoy.
      Happy Weekend

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    2. I just read through your reply and the reply was wow. And I must say, it really cool to have you here.

      Thank you so much for adding such a comment on this post

      Cheers,

      PATRICK

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment on this post. I appreciate that very much.

      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family 👪 or at Work or at friends party 🎊 or at Church ⛪ at your free leisure 🕒 ?

      Thanks again for such comment

      Enjoy.
      Happy sunday

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Like

    2. Thanks for replying me. This reply means alot to me.Such an awesome way of replying someone.
      Just happy now for your contribution on it.
      Keep the vibes on.😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀
      Enjoy this weekend
      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Exactly when we take out are precious time for someone then people start taking us for granted and we end up regretting..but even then Patrick you know if you are doing something for someone never expect anything in return..just do things if you feel happy about it😇

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    1. I just read your comment now and the comment was wow😱😱😱😱😱😱. And I must say, it really cool to have you here.

      Am happy now, you just made my Sunday morning spirit high😄😁😀🤣😍

      Do you know what i really like in that comment, here it is-

      “”””” Patrick you know if you are doing something for someone never expect anything in return..just do things if you feel happy about it😇 “”””””

      Thank you for the wonderful comment.

      Cheers,

      PATRICK

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Like

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment on this post. I appreciate that very much.

      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family 👪 or at Work or at friends party 🎊 or at Church ⛪ at your free leisure 🕒 ?

      Thanks again for such comment.

      Enjoy.
      Happy Weekend

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    2. I just skimmed through your reply and the reply was wow. And I must say, it really cool to have you here.

      Please keep the post coming Mrs/Miss Meena

      Thank you so much for adding such a view
      On this post

      Cheers,

      PATRICK

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment on this post. I appreciate that very much.

      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family 👪 or at Work or at friends party 🎊 or at Church ⛪ at your free leisure 🕒 ?

      Thanks again for such comment.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Not relevant to this post but you sent me two comments and they both went to my spam folder – found them today and approved them but they’ve disappeared off into the ether somewhere and now I can’t get them back. So sorry and I hope you don’t think that I was ignoring you :O) x

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  16. Very nice post!💜 Time is truly valuable. Once you lose it, you only have memories. I waste my time I won’t lie😉 I do write poetry for recreation❤️ Love the way my life goes…. Love and hugs💞

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment on this post. I appreciate that very much.

      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family 👪 or at Work or at friends party 🎊 or at Church ⛪ at your free leisure 🕒 ?

      Thanks again for such comment.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for the wonderful comment on this post. I appreciate that very much.

      I would love to ask a simple question:

      How do you spend your precious time?
      With friends, family 👪 or at Work or at friends party 🎊 or at Church ⛪ at your free leisure 🕒 ?

      Thanks again for such comment

      Enjoy.
      Happy sunday

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Like

    1. Hi
      Thank you. I am happy to see your wonderful comment . It gives me a thoughtful thinking and am  happy for that. That is always my intention to see a comment that gives me happiness and motivate me to write more.

      What motivated me was this part in your comment:

      learning to say no to people who don’t deserve it. I try to spend more time with my loved ones and to things that make me happy.

      I really appreciate and respect your opinion on this post. Because your opinion is always valuable to me.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for reading my post. I appreciate your effort very much.

      Cheers,

      PATRICK

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace ✌and Love ❤

      Liked by 1 person

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