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Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

Your Most Important Asset

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“Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.” – Rick Warren

You work hard to create a good life for your family. With a nice house, some money in the bank and a plan for the future, you probably count these things as some of your most important assets.

And they are. Each one is incredibly important to establishing stability and comfort.

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But just as important as what you provide, there’s one more thing that makes a positive difference in the lives of your loved ones. It can’t be seen on a bank statement or in a retirement calculator, but provides just as much warmth and security. It’s your time. Your most important asset is the time you give to others – and to yourself:

You most important asset is….
– The time you give to help with homework, and
– reading to your child.

You most important asset is….
– The time you give to listen to your partner’s struggle, and
– enjoying a quiet evening together when the smartphone, tablets and laptops are put away.

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You most important asset is….
– The time you give running errands for your elderly parent, and
– listening to old family stories, which you’ve heard a 100 times before.

You most important asset is….
– The time you give lending a hand to your neighbor’s home improvement project, and
– keeping your friend’s plants watered while they are on vacation.

You most important asset is….
– The time you give you to put down your to-do list, and
finding stillness in your place of peace.

You most important asset is….
– The time you give sharing your unique talents with the world, and
– showing kindness to everyone you encounter.

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You most important asset is….
– The time you give by changing someone’s life for the better, and
– saving a dose of medicine for yourself.

About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender, which includes 10 free Peace and Balance tools.

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