Your Money or your Life?

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(I just found this post in my drafts from a year ago but seems fitting with recent posts, bit rambly so sorry about that but here it is……..)

Every day we have to make decisions about how to invest our lives and which commodities to use.

“Where your treasure is, your heart will be also”

If we are in the minority world that is privileged enough to look after our duties each day and still have spare resources we have to decide where to invest them.

Some invest mainly into their wardrobes, some into their bellies and some to the bettering of others lives.

But before we chose where to invest our surplus we have to choose which commodity is more valuable to keep in storage to give away.

As I see it there are 3 options

– Love Time

– Occupational Time

– Money

By love time I mean time spent with people to value them and invest purely in the relationship regardless of any wider impact or what you have to give or gain. Valuing people as Human BEINGS, For me this would be my family, my Godson, my housemates and close friends and others in my community that might need some love time.

By occupational time I mean contributing the thing that you are good at. For me this would be spending time doing stuff that is obviously work but I don’t get paid for it like looking through someones accounts, startup idea, speaking at a school or building something for someone Free of Charge, I call this putting value on Human DOINGS.

By Money I mean cold hard earned cash 🙂

I don’t know the answer to this and It is probably a silly idea in Hindsight to try to separate them out as they are not mutually exclusive, however I do know that the less functional of a reason that we maintain a relationship the deeper and purer it seems to be.

CONCLUSION : There is value in us as beings, there is also value in the ‘doing’ skills we have, and obvious value in the money we are stewarding.  The challenge it seems is in the balance.