These facts are evident in the debates over quality of life. Would anyone dare say that since it is quality time that matters, I will allow someone else to raise my children until they are grown, and then I will spend some high quality time with them, since I haven't given them as much time? No! We have often discussed the cost effectiveness of maintaining life in this country. In reality, life is the supreme value. If you don't believe me, then sell yours. Days and minutes are the monetary unit. Time is money in the economy of life.
I have skimped on sleep this week, and it caught up with me today. I took a nap for a couple hours this evening before a meeting. I felt worse when I woke up, but now I am awake. You see, time can only be recycled. There is no new time. Oddly enough, the greatest commodity is not producible nor able to be manufactured by mankind, yet it is bought, sold, and taxed. I would venture to say that life is the greatest capital and the greatest gift, since it is in such limited supply. So, we have now ventured 17 days into this new year. How much of the past half January have you given your children? Your spouse? Your parents? God? What is it that we really value?