Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Value of Time

Imagine there is a bank, which credits your account each morning with $86,400, carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance,
and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!

Well, everyone has such a bank. Its name is TIME.

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you.

Each night it burns the records of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits,
the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against the “tomorrow."

You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today.

To realize the value of ONE YEAR – Ask a student who has failed his exam.

To realize the value of ONE MONTH – Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of ONE WEEK – Ask an editor of a weekly.

To realize the value of ONE DAY – Ask a daily wage laborer who has ten kids to feed.

To realize the value of ONE HOUR – Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of ONE MINUTE – Ask a person who has missed the train.

To realize the value of ONE SECOND – Ask a person who has survived an accident.

To realize the value of ONE MILLI-SECOND – Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have.


fmll said...

Love this post Ms. Deanna. xoxox

Dr. Wifey said...

wonderful! puts things in perspective for sure

Carrie said...

Such true words...I try to live every day to its fullest, but fail miserably sometimes!

p.s. Love your idea for Scarecrow Santa! Toooo funny!

Sharon said...

This is a great post, I like Carrie try to live to the fullest, and fail sometimes.
I will ponder this the rest of the week.

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

Great Post.. It really gets ya to thinking