I hope the time you’re spending right now is going toward something good. Something you’ll be happy with when you don’t have any left, it’s the only guaranteed moment you get, spend it wisely.

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I worked my way out of poverty – but I’m the exception, not the rule OPINION: I was one of the poor kids – cold and hungry with ill-fitting shoes we couldn’t afford to replace.

“There’s this myth that anybody can do anything if you just work hard enough. But if you can’t afford decent clothes for a job interview, or petrol to get there, or money for your phone to call about a job, then it gets tough.” https://ift.tt/340mU03 from Pera Barrett https://ift.tt/340mU03 via IFTTT

Found myself getting distracted during whānau time by some Shoebox Christmas emails I knew I hadn’t replied to. I had to remind myself that’s usually a self-set expectation. Even though lots of things today are instant, most people still don’t expect an immediate reply to email. Then I had to remind myself I’m probably still outside their actual expectations! So I updated the auto-response on my Shoebox Christmas emails to include this: If you still need a response from me, it might take me a week, maybe longer. Sorry if that’s longer than expected, but in general, my priorities go something like this: 1) My mental health activities 2) Danielle, Huhana, Kāhu, my other immediate family and friends 3) Wider whānau 4) My paid 9-5 job 5) Shoebox Christmas (there are thousands of volunteers and children taking part this year, your email might not be the top of this list) That’s the only way they all get the aroha and mahi (love and work) they need. … Remember others’ priorities are not necessarily the same as yours. Aside from opening up the laptop/phone outside their allocated hours, what do you do to keep keep your priorities and balance? #hauorahinengaro #mentalhealth #balance

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“No person hands out their money to passersby, but to how many do each of us hand out our lives! We’re tightfisted with property and money, yet think too little of wasting time, the one thing about which we should all be the toughest misers.” – Seneca Kia ora @RyanHoliday

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#Repost @hanatapiata • • • • • • I heard this comment last week (and similar comments heaps other times), here’s what I think about it….. keen to hear your whakaaro too 💭 wānanga’s on! from Pera Barrett https://ift.tt/2NkTofw via IFTTT

Stacey Morrison: Te reo growing pains — this is what change feels like – E-Tangata When there were cries of “Māori snowflakes” in the media, it seemed to me the writer was inadvertently confirming the genuine snowball effect that Te Reo Māori is achieving. This backhanded compliment, by Dave Witherow in the Otago Daily Times, was met with a sharp serve from Susan Devoy, remi…

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