Today in Sunday School our teacher talked about tithing. I grew up knowing all about tithing. I learned to pay my tithing before anything else. If my tithing wasn't paid first I had an uneasy feeling--still do--so it gets paid first.
Later, sitting in Relief Society I had the thought that maybe I should be "paying" tithing on my "days." Sort of a time-tithing. Would I pay 10% of my waking hours or the full 24?
What would constitute a tithing of a day?
Scripture reading for sure. Studying for Sunday School and Relief Society lessons. Visiting the sick would count. Maybe just visiting anyone would count. Fixing meals for someone who has a new baby or for someone who is sick--that would count, I think.
I used to write letters all the time. I still have people say things like, "I was cleaning out my dresser and found a note from you." I think that would count.
I think writing my personal history would count. I need to spend more time on it anyway.
Certainly genealogy would count.
Temple attendance would count.
Prayer would count.
I think journal writing would count. That is my one big regret--not keeping a journal when the kids were little and not keeping a journal when the kids were older or right this very minute, when I STILL DON'T KEEP A JOURNAL.
So, I'm thinking about this and wondering how I would keep track of time-tithing.