Time is the coin of your life


Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”

– Carl Sandburg

I believe two of the most precious gifts in life are good health and time.

While we cannot always control our health, we can control how we spend our time.

I have found no shortage of people eager to suggest how I should spend my time. Often, it is a casual acquaintance eager for me to spend time doing something I have little or no interest doing. I have learned to politely decline these invitations.

Instead, I prefer to spend my time with family and friends – and sharing it with those who can use a helping hand.

Time is the coin of my life, and I try to spend it wisely.


Published by robertpeek

I live in Jacksonville, Florida and enjoy my work as a marketing and public relations professional.

3 thoughts on “Time is the coin of your life

  1. As an introvert, I have certain needs and preferences that are sometimes difficult to understand for my extroverted family members and friends. So, when they have well-meant suggestions for me, I politely explain that their happiness isn’t mine and vice versa. But it took me a long time and lots of patience – which I don’t have much of – to be able to stay calm and not get upset.
    Thank you for sharing this post.

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