but do it politely...regardless of what you think, YOU CAN'T DO IT ALL! There's comes a time when you realize that. Unfortunately, it's usually when you have matured or aged. Being retired also unfortunately includes being tired a lot. You don't have the energy you had when you were younger so it's important to pick and choose how you use your TIME. Someone called me the other day from the DUP (Daughters of Utah Pioneers) locally and wanted me to be the Company Chaplain. She said there's only a few meetings you'd have to come to, but I know better having served in that volunteer position years ago. So I politely thanked her and told her I was trying to FOCUS my time on WRITING these days. What a relief!
Somedays I have several choices of things to do, all good but I have to analyze what is BETTER for me and what would the BEST use of my time. It's a tie sometimes. Wednesday I had water aerobics and a computer class at the same time. Well, the computer class won out cause it wouldn't be repeated and the exercise for that day was walking instead. Seems to me life is a series of DECISIONS every moment-what to say, think, pray about, do, etc. Those LITTLE decisions influence who we are becoming and the good we can do in the world. It's about PRIORITIES. What are yours?