Posted by on March 11, 2019

Time is precious. OK, so that’s not an earth shattering revelation. But, I find myself wasting time on things that don’t really matter.

I went to the doctor this week for my annual check up. Before I saw the doctor I was told that if we talked about anything beyond the annual check up, I would be charged a co-pay. That seems strange to me. Wouldn’t you ask your doctor about anything during your annual check up? So, I actually debated for a second, if I had anything else to ask that was important enough for the extra $50. Silly, I know. But, it went through my mind. I did ask my extra questions. And when I left I had a few moments of wasted time thinking about the absurdity of this policy. Then I remembered that I’m so grateful to have insurance. I’m so grateful that I love my doctor. I’m so grateful that I have the $50 to pay for asking additional questions. This definitely speaks to my privilege. I worry about the small things that for other people are very big things.

So, what do you worry about? Are you wasting time? Would it be just as easy to be grateful? I leave it to you to decide. In the meantime, I’m going grocery shopping and I’ll add a few things to my cart with the little free food pantry in mind.

Leanne Rubenstein 
Compassion Cultivator
Compassionate Atlanta

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