3 years, 5 months, 18 days. Make yourself useful, always.

They get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things they ought not to. (1 Timothy 5:13)

My dearest Shosh and Jaialai:

I love you.

Idle hands are the devil’s playground.  Remember to always be engaged in productive activities.  Make yourself useful. You will be glad you developed the habit of figuring out what needs to be done (self-motivation), and people will appreciate you for it.  Successful people detests those who sit around and wait for others to take care of them or tell them what to do.

Now, let’s be clear:  I’m not saying work yourself to the bones.  If you need rest, rest.  That is a productive use of your time at that moment.  If you need to go for a walk or spend time letting your mind wander and day dream, do it.  Do what you need to nourish your soul.  That is also productive.

But, don’t waste hours on Facebook, playing video games, gossiping, etc.  Focus on what is important and urgent (like studying for a test or doing your homework), and what is important but not urgent (like exercising).  Don’t waste time on unimportant and non-urgent matters (like Facebook).

Be well.  I love you, always and forever,

Dad

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