Time is the the most wonderful and greatest gift

Time is the most wonderful and greatest gift we can give to others aside from listening to them.

We are all very busy in our lives trying to earn a living, doing things for our own selves, at times we need to work double jobs just to make the both ends meet. Sometimes we don’t have enough time to do to all the things that are needed to be done according to our own prioritization of things.Will it always be like this? Shall we always be a prisoner of time and we can let ourselves decide how to use time? Shall we devote our time making a living and just pursuing our dreams to get all the material things we want? How about the time that our loved ones need from us. Shall we always prioritize other things and think about them later?

Time I say is the greatest gift to give to others:

Time for your children: When is the last time you had a quality time with your child. Just talking to them and making them feel that they are important and loved by you. When was the last time you really sit down and appreciate what they have been doing? And dropping by at their school just to check and talk to their teacher? Some parents who doesn’t time to their children always justify their actions that they have been busy making out for a living and to give their children a nice life, what they forget is the time that you spent with your child is a treasured one and they will remember that for a long time and will do that to their children too. And even when they become adults the time spent with you are the times they can remember, you are there for them.

Time for your spouse or partner: When was the last time you hug your spouse and tell them you love them and make them feel the most special person in the world? When was the last time you said thank you for all the years they have been with you, and for the ups and downs you shared together? When was the last time you said “I love you to them. Whether it is a new or old relationship, just keep it burning and alive with constant loving and reminding them that life is worth living because of them and their love. Spend some more quality time with your loved one, where you can share laughter and just the joy of sitting down together. And for all the support he/she gave you.

Time for your parents : When was the last time you talked to them or called the on the phone, or hug your parents if they are still alive. I am telling you, now is the time to spend time with them if you can and let them feel how greatful you are, because they are your parents. How about your siblings? When was the last time you reached out for them, time to talk and know what is happening in their lives?

Time for your friends : Do you still remember an old friend or your current friends? Let them know how grateful you are that you have them as freinds, true friends are a treasure, they are worth gold if you find the real ones. You know it when they are there for you always and you can count on them in good or bad times. Share a beer and watch a game together, have time to ask what is happening to their loved ones too.

Time for yourself : this is the most important thing, time to contemplate and ask yourself what matters most. Have a time to think and improve yourself and do the best, love yourself more, so that you can love others in return. Kick the old habits, give yourself a treat, pamper yourself for a day in a month, spa, relax and just sitting down watching television with your legs up and beer in hands.

We doesn’t have anymore reason not to reach out to people who matters most to us, we have internet technology (twitter, social sites) and telephone are provided for us as tools to communicate with a blink of an eye.

And most of all, bow down your head and pray for the betterment of the world, whether you are a Christian, Muslim, believer, non- believer, Buddhist etc, or you have other philosophies in life, we should have always time to make this world a better place. It always start from us.

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poetlorraine 7 years ago

we have to make time for the most important things i agree, not always easy though...... lovely hub thanks for that

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Bail Up ! 7 years ago

Nice hub and reminder. As busy as we all are , giving of ourselves is key to keeping relationships intact. Thanks for sharing.

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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

What can be better than spending quality time with those people we treasure in our lives? As you pointed out so nicely...especially with children...those are the memories that will be carried with them forever.

And your wish for the betterment of our world...lovely! You have a new fan.

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

thanks poet for the read, Maita

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

Hi Peggy, hi, I am happy you like it, I hope you have more time to do these things, Maita

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K Partin 7 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

Good job again Maita! Time is very precious, we all need to take a deep breath sometimes and make time for ourselves. Great reminder. :)

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beth811 7 years ago from Philippines

I'm feeling a little bit guilty in this, hehehe. To tell you the truth I rarely have time spent with my children and husband even pampering myself! It's time to change my priority now. Thanks for the insight.

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peacenhim 7 years ago

Very nice Hub! This reminds me of the Lyrics to Time in a Bottle. One of my favorite lines is; "But there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do Once you find them." In His Love, Happy Holidays!

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Truth From Truth 7 years ago from Michigan

You are completly right, I value Time as much as anything.

Great Hub.

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

Hi Kpartin, yes time is really important, it is one way of showing love, thanks for reading this hub! TC, Maita

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

Hi Beth, it is time to pamper yourself, your son and husband, now, musta? maita

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

peacenhim, thanks for your time reading my hub, Time in a bottle, I listen to that song,have a good day, Maita

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

Hi truth, thanks for the read, Maita

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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Excellent message, Maita. Time is the one thing we cannot make more of; therefore the most precious thing we have to give. Beautifully said.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Time is all that we do have. Spending time with our loved ones is certainly imperative. Thanks, Maita! Happy Holidays in advance, my friend! Another wonderful and inspiring hub.


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Paraglider 7 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

And the worst thing about time is that it speeds up as we get older! Very nice hub - one of your best :)

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mtsi1098 7 years ago

This is a great hub and reminder of one of the most important elements in life...spending time with parents, children, spouses is truly priceless and I could not agree more...thanks

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

Hi James, I am thnaksful you like the article, thanks always for the read, Maita

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

Hi Dohn, wazz up again, thanks for always reading my hub! Maita

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

Hi Dave, thanks very much for your comments, I have many more to learn about writing! Maita

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

Hi mtsi, thanks for the read, Maita

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RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

Maita, this is an excellent hub reminding us all of the value of time. It is indeed a gift from God and we should not take it for granted. I hope readers also realize the value of spending some time planning for that day when time will cease and eternity begins.

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

Hi Revlady, thanks for the read and dropping by, Maita

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Here to Help 7 years ago from Columbus, OH

Great post, its so true. One's time is one of the best gifts someone could give to another. Anyone can give other people gifts, but that's so impersonal. In my opinion, gifts are a cop-out to actually spending time with someone. Time is more valuable than money and possession. You can make more money and buy more things but you can never have time back. And, giving that which you can never get back really is the best gift you could ever give someone.

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

Hi Here to Help, thanks for reading this hub, you are definitely correct and we are the same, Maita

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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Hey PDH...Really enjoyed this Hub on "Time". Time that we never have...but need to make the most of...! How wise and true are your words about what is most important about Time.

You are right...Time is the greatest gift...we need to use it the best we can...and sharing it with others...getting a moment to ourselve to contemplate..and praying for the world to be a better place...are great ways to spend "Time".

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

Yes I agree with you manly, If I can I would like to have time for everybody I care about including people at HP, thanks for the read and have a coffee with me soon, Maita

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irwanfazri 7 years ago from Malaysia

Your hub is good, we should appreciate ou time...yesterday is a history, tomorrow is a mystery,but today is a gift; that's why it's called the "present"

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

hi Irwan, I agree with yuo on that, thanks for the read here, and I hope this hub inspire you, Maita

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Citrus000 7 years ago

Thank you for your Hub. I was sure to share this information with many of my friends and family online, as many of my loved ones seem to be missing out on this important info this time of year. I would much rather spend a hour visiting over a cup of tea, then to get a basket of lotion or a gift card that I have no practical use for. I suppose if it is me that you don't want to spend quality time with and you have the urge of obligation to do something for me, then donate a few hours to the animal shelter or something like that.

It really has been a gift to read your hub and find someone who seems to be on the same page. Thanks again.

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

hi Citrus000, thanks for dropping by and appreciating what time can do for us, I totaly agree with you too,

have a happy holidays, Maita

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mr. daydream 6 years ago

Great hubpiece. Useful, encouraging advice on how to spend time. I'm using this hub as a reference link on my "Funny How Time Flies" hub.

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Millionaire Tips 5 years ago from USA

Time is indeed the best gift you can give your spouse, parents, friends, children, yourself, and everyone else.

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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Great hub! I agree with everything you say in this hub. Time is so important and should not be squandered. You are so right, spending time and LISTENING to others is so important for well-adjusted relationships. You can really reap the rewards when you take the time to give others of your time. And, I agree with you wholeheartedly, time for yourself is the most important of all. We all need to recharge our batteries and investing time in self is important to knowing who you are. Thank you for sharing and for great advice!

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prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US Author

Minki, Thanks, and how are you?

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