CREDOS: Balance of life - I

Mary and Susan were friends for years. They grew up together and attended the same schools. They were now both in their 40s, and both had great careers. They both had a similar upbringing - same education, same family values, similar support and financial position. But there was one main difference. Mary never seemed to have enough time.

She watched her life long friend Susan. She had similar responsibilities and interests. Susan had a career, she had three children, she had her

hobbies, one of which included golf. Over lunch, Susan was telling Mary about the golf game that she played last weekend.

“Susan, where do you find the time to play golf?” asked Mary. “I never seem to

have the time, now with

the children older and

doing there own thing I thought I would have time to play golf like we did when we were in college.”

Susan looked at Mary and laughed, “Mary, we both have the same hours in

a day. You do have the time to play golf!”

With a sigh Mary replied, “That’s easy for you to say. I never seem to have time. My work takes so much of my time. I am in the office at 7:30, I leave at 6:30 in the evening. By the time I get home and have dinner, it is 8:00! And, then I usually have a briefcase full of work. The weekends are full of more work. Just to keep up, I have to put in the hours. You know what it is like!”

“Of course, I know what it is like,” Mary said. “But

what would happen tomorrow if you got sick? Who would do the work?”

“Sick. Who has time to

get sick!” exclaimed Mary. “But if I did get sick, someone else would do the work, I suppose.” “You know something, Mary, I used

to be like you. I worked night and day and of course

on weekends. — wow4u.com