No matter how short or how long, everyone’s life consists of two similar details — time and agency, the gift of action. The way we use the time that is allotted to us is up to us, depending upon how we want to spend it. There is no telling how long we might have here on this earth, so that makes it so ever more important to invest our time in all things beneficial.
Thomas S. Monson, a distinguished publisher for the Deseret News in Utah once wrote, “[If] we were to step back ... and take a good look at what we’re doing, we may find that we have immersed ourselves in the ‘thick of thin things.’ ” Counseling many to consider the path of their actions, Monson declares that it is not suitable for us to be wandering in “thin things.”
Are we selfishly consuming our time on ourselves? Are we choosing to be taken by trivial matters? Or are we valiantly looking for opportunities to make the best use of our time? Do we spend our time in the “thick of thick things?”