At 11:30 am on Monday I was tapped for an urgent work project that had to be completed by Tuesday. When a friend asked if I could go out for lunch, my first thought was “I’d love to, but I can’t.” But it was a gorgeous day, and I knew the rest of my day was going to suck, so I took the time anyway.
On Tuesday, I had to tackle the work that I had intended to do on Monday, and was hoping to leave early for my son’s lacrosse game. I didn’t have time to stand outside for half an hour in the hope of seeing the space shuttle Discovery, but I took the time anyway.
On Wednesday, I didn’t have time to get my hair cut, go to the dentist, and keep my car repair appointment, but those things could not be put off any longer, so I took the time anyway. When I got home at 4:00 with three things still on my work “must do” list, I didn’t have time to walk the dog, fix dinner, or watch Revenge, but I took the time anyway.
When you don’t have time, what do you take time for anyway?