“Life gets busy and time is precious…” You’ve most likely heard or read people starting off a sentence using something similar to those words and I guess that’s because it’s so true! Actually, I reckon a majority of people could probably empathise over the fact that they know what it feels like to be swept off their feet by work, responsibilities and pretty much everything BUT romance!
So, personally, when someone takes the time out of their day to do something just for me, I understand, I feel so grateful and in return I feel appreciated and cared for too… Especially when it’s offered and I haven’t even asked!
Like when the doctor stays back a little longer for your appointment, even if you’ve offered to reschedule because of this busy-bee-ness… or what about when someone adds you into their hectic schedule and they’ve scribbled something out to pen you in… or when you’ve run frantically for the bus and the driver stops to wait for you when it’s already waaay past the stop and time is tight… or even when a friend or family member helps out on the weekend when it’s their only time they get to have break!
Sometimes they might say…
“Hey, don’t sweat it, no worries!”
“Anything for you!”
“No big deal, any time!”
“All good mate, hop on!” (Bus driver, can you guess?)
… and they shrug it off like it actually isn’t a big deal, but (to go a little deeper) the meaning behind it is quite significant.
When someone makes time for you, it can reveal the kind of person they are… It could show that they care about you as much as you care about them, they understand, they’re genuinely a nice person., they have been in your shoes and so on.
Heck, even when someone takes the time to give you a compliment, it can really add a lovely twist into your day!
“Hi, how are you?! Oh your dress is lovely!”
“Cool – I’m diggin’ the tie!”
“That colour really suits you!”
“You have such nice hair…”
“You look great!”
Oh, and this ain’t a one-way-street either. Don’t it just make you want to give back, pay it forward and give some others the time of day too? … I’ve definitely got time for that!
P.S. Remember to treat yourself and take some “me time” out too! 🙂
P.S.S. Anyone remember this show: