According to statistics provided by UNICEF, 29,000 children die each day, 21 children per minute from preventable diseases, for example, diarrhea, malaria, neo-natal infection, pneumonia, pre-term delivery and the lack of oxygen at birth.
In recent weeks, if I find myself in a setting where there is no point to the conversation, or, the point of the gathering is so meaningless, I will in my mind begin to calculate the minutes gone by and thus calculate the number of children who have died during that conversation. And what could we, what could I have done to prevent even one of those deaths.
It causes me to weigh out each moment of which will never be given back.
It is lost.
It drives me to invest my time with some sense of purpose, with an intentional use.
Every word spoken should be weighed.
Every syllable heard should be carefully captured within not only the mind but also the heart.
Every action should have some sense of return on investment toward the future.
What do we do with our time?
How do we spend each moment?
What do we do with each day?
As we enter into a new year, be mindful of every moment, how you spend it and who you give it to.