Giving It All You’ve Got!

“Love life, engage in it, give it all you’ve got. love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it” –Maya Angelou

Well, here I am once again!  I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to take a recent trip and spend quality time with my dad, as well as visit with my family all over Texas and in Nevada.  As much as I had wanted to  stay on top of writing my blog, I failed pretty much miserably having found it difficult to maintain a balance during my travels.

I am one who tends to “jump in with both feet” regardless of what I am doing and in the case of my visit with my dad, who is turning 91 this year and in need of assistance and attention, it became difficult to spend much time on my computer to the neglect of spending more time with him.  I felt at the time that I needed to spend every moment that I could with him while I was there and not give him just a portion of my attention.

Now I have returned to my “normal” schedule and work home situation, in which, despite the many things I need to devote my attention to, I can get back into the “multitasking mode” without making anyone around me feel neglected or ignored.  My family knows of and respects my work obligations and therefore do not feel the least bit slighted if I momentarily give them my most divided attention.

I believe that, if you are going to commit to doing anything at all, it is important to give all you’ve got!  Doing anything half-heartedly your results will most likely come back with the same measure and with similar results!  If you want to get positive results out of anything, you have to put forth the effort that it takes.  And if your time is limited to share with people who you care about, make sure that you are there in soul, body and mind, because life is indeed short and they deserve our full attention!

So…give it all you’ve got!

8 Replies to “Giving It All You’ve Got!”

    1. Thank you so much Lisa! I had a wonderful time and I know that he appreciates the time together and the help. Seeing someone else happy brings me greater happiness!

    1. Thank you Nini for your visit and comment! Glad you enjoyed the post and as you said Love is certainly giving, and that without expecting anything in return! Have a wonderful day and happy to have met you!

  1. Hi Rusty,

    I totally understand you devoting all your time to your dad whilst with him. That’s the beauty of working online, it allows us to take the time out when and where needed.

    I’m the same with my mum mate, if she needs me I’m there beside her and everything else comes after her and her needs.

    I have a few little saying that I use to keep me focused on what’s important. One of those sayings is:
    “you can only take out what you put in” and i apply it to everything, bank balance, relationships and work. If people want to do half a job then they should only expect less than half the results, which in turn will result even more work.

    On another note Rusty: I see from the comments above that their twitter names are covered and when I click on them it brings me to the next comment.

    Thought you should know mate.

    Take care, Barry

    1. Thank you Barry for your words of encouragement and wisdom! How true, you can’t very much expect any more from what you have put into what you do, and yes that does apply to the bank balance indeed! I have not been able to figure out why the Twitter link is super-imposed upon, I will have to get someone more tech-savvy to help me get that in order! Have a wonderful day/week/month and year!

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