Daily Archives: October 23, 2012

October 24: Take Back Your Time Day

According to the folks at TimeDay.org, October 24 is Take Back Your Time Day. This political group is concerned about the epidemic of overwork, overscheduling, and the stress and poor health that arise from it, especially within the U.S. and Canada.

I confess I only heard about this initiative today and don’t know very much about it, so I can’t tell you whether I really agree with all of it or not. However, I think we can all agree that the large majority of Americans (myself included) really need to work on their priorities. Somehow, we need to figure out how to fit ¬†work, rest, and play into our days. It seems that our jobs, our families, and our health are in competition with each other, and all three are losing.

So, for today, let’s try to be very conscious of how we are spending our time . . . . and thank God for every moment he gives us.

“When times are good, be happy;
but when times are bad, consider:
God has made the one
as well as the other.”

Ecclesiastes 7:14a