The Joys of Being on Time

There are virtually zero drawbacks to being on time, yet very many benefits. It is a completely and purely good thing to be on time:

  • You can have two cups of coffee instead of one
  • You don’t have to apologize
  • You don’t inconvenience anyone else
  • You can have a relaxed morning instead of a rushed one
  • You can actually enjoy some music or a podcast on the way to your appointment
  • You don’t mess up your make-up putting it on in the car
  • You’re seen as more reliable and faithful by your friends and colleagues
  • If you’re carpooling, you’re not responsible for others being late as well
  • It’s much easier to handle problems that may arise when you’re not frantically trying to get somewhere
  • You are obedient to the command to “make the best use of your time” (Ephesians 5:16)

“Punctuality is the politeness of kings.” –Louis XVIII

The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” –Proverbs 13:4

“I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time appointed for every matter and purpose and for every work.” –Ecclesiasted 3:17

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