I’m on the County Salary Compensation Board. We make recommendations on how much county employees get paid.

As you might guess, we schedule a two- to three-hour meeting to hash all this out and make our recommendations.

What does any of this have to do with Bozeman needing a day off? It took three tries and about six different dates and times to find a time when we could all get together at the same time.

Why? Because there’s just too much stuff going on in Bozeman at any given time. We fill up our lives with work, kids, school, and just stuff.

Are We Spreading Ourselves Too Thin?

Do you have a problem saying NO! No, I won’t volunteer for this. No, I won’t serve on your board. No, I won’t work this weekend.

Life is too short to live it pleasing the wrong people. How much family time do we give up on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis to spend with others under the guise of doing it for the family?

I’m not telling you to give up your pet causes. But there are times when you have to consider how much of the most valuable commodity you have  — time — are you willing to give up?

Time is your major asset. Remember the “Cat’s In The Cradle” song?

Some Final Thoughts

It’s really not that hard to make the most of every day. It’s a job of sorts. What do you want to accomplish and how much time will it take?

Bozeman needs a day off. One day without bar-b-q’s, or planned events, just a day to veg.

We seem to want to pack every possible activity we can into our vacations or three-day weekends when we should just enjoy the time.

When they’re over we’re more tired and worn out than when we started. Where’s the enjoyment in that?

I think it would be fine to just be lazy one day a year. Life is called the rat race you know.

Why not call the race off on account of laziness — at least for one day?

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