When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whether it’s make good grades in school, be a good athlete, be a godly person, go down and do some community service and help somebody who’s in need, whatever it is you choose to do, you’re investing your time in that.
Being in a community, from a scientific perspective, we are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community and God.
Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.
Solitude, however, is very different from a ‘time-out’ from our busy lives. Solitude is the very ground from which community grows.
Solitude enhances creativity. Solitude frees the mind up from all the distractions of everyday life and allows it to focus more fully. Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we eventually interact with each other directly, we are then opened for a deeper intimacy with each other.
When you invest your time in this way, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we interact with each other directly, we are potentially opened for a deeper intimacy with God and each other.