The TV shows that run our lives

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It is getting to be that time of year again….when certain television shows come back for another season and some of just can’t wait for the new season of ___________ (you fill in the blank).  My husband and I do not watch that much TV, but that is mostly because we are on the run with the boys, going somewhere, so trying to keep up with the new Dallas or who are the finalists for American Idol would be mute.  Don’t ask us those trivia questions…we will have to google them.  I wonder how much time is not well spent dedicated to these programs and what we could have done instead in that same amount of time…I would challenge you to write down how much TV you watch for a week and see how many hours that adds up to be.  You might just be surprised.  Now, don’t get me wrong — I love to watch “The Big Bang Theory” and the local news.  But since time is our most precious commodity, we should be spending it as wisely as we can, don’t you think?  Here is the interesting thing…we have become a society where we still want to do it all — if there is a game or dance recital we have to go to that prevents us from watching that beloved show, we simply DVR it and make plans to watch it later.  But do we really get a chance to watch it later?  What would happen if you never got a chance to watch it later?  Would you pick going to your son’s basketball game or watching “NCIS” if you absolutely had to pick one or the other?  We all need down time and need to put our brains on “relax” mode once in a while.  I get that.  Our lives are busy enough as it is and if you give up one hour a week, you might be surprised as how much you can accomplish in that one hour.  I know I make great use of my lunch hour when it comes to running errands or stopping by the bank.  On occasion, I make time to eat with friends as well.  Use your time wisely because none of us ever really know how much time we have left.  You are a real life actor in your life so make sure you put your “TV show” first on your list to watch.  There is no DVR — no syndication — no repeats for your life.  There is just one showing…ever.  And you won’t want to miss it!!

Michelle Homme 2012 ©

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