“We are created for relationships, and relationships are developed in the margins of our lives. Acts of kindness are done in the margins. When you don’t have any margins, people leave you alone because you are always on the edge”. (Mike Slaughter, Momentum For Life, p.72)
Margins are those spaces in our lives that are not filled with the busyness, obligations, and other responsibilities of ‘the daily grind’ (work, appointments, errands, etc.). Sadly, our culture is so fast-paced and demanding that many of us live without margins in our lives. If you find yourself constantly saying: “but… I don’t have time” or “I’m way too busy”, chances are you are living without margins.
Without margins we are stressed, over-worked and exhausted… and our relationships suffer for it. Without margins we don’t have the time and space to enjoy one another’s company and we certainly don’t have time to develop deep and meaningful relationships.
Without margins… the most important people in our lives get pushed off the page.