Thursday, October 4, 2012

Your Account

Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent of course!

Each of us has 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 a 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 remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against '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, so make the most of today. :)

Hat tip:  Phil of Phils Phun
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26 comments :

  1. That is so true Sandee, that's why time is much more precious than money :)

    Have a wonderful day!!!

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  2. I agree with Rocks, mind you I would still have a wardrobe full of money from all the withdrawals LOL

    Have a brilliant day :-)

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  3. this seems to be my new way of thinking lately and you put it into words that i couldn't think how to do. thanks honey!

    hugs, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  4. Life is indeed about choices and attitude. Time is very precious. So are friends and family.

    Big hugs, honey...

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  5. That is so so true. You just have to live every day and have some fun every day. Great post. I liked that. Take care and have a super Thursday.

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  6. Awesome post with a very important message Sandee! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Thursday.

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  7. Oh, I just featured a quote by William Ward on my quotations block recently about that very thing!

    “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?”
    -William Arthur Ward

    Have a lovely YAYful day! big hugs xoxo

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  8. what a wonderful way to impress upon the preciousness of time!

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  9. Sage advice...thanks

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  10. I must be weird, because after reading the first paragraph, my thought was. They can empty it out if they want, because they will fill it again tomorrow. What I didn't spend I didn't need.

    I wonder what that means about how I spend my time ;)

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  11. Wonderful post...really makes one put things into the proper perspective...

    Have a time well spent day and PLU from SSF :)

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  12. Yeppers. Yesterday I squandered a bit. I was a bad girl.

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  13. Nice, Sandee. Occassionally I splurge and find I'm overdrawn.
    There is a penalty for that.
    ..

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  14. ahhhh so much to think about...Sandee, you've got a good point, but I can't help but be guilty of how I think I am wasting time by checking Facebook and blogging...Well, at least the washer is running (makes me a little less guilty of course!)...Have a nice day!

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  15. Time, once gone, is never recovered. Use it or lose it. Great post today, Sandee.

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  16. Great advice, and a clever verbal illustration.

    CC

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  17. Live for today, tomorrow may never come and yesterday, well yesterday is gone forever---except for that bank full of memories.

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  18. the biggest shame is that I have to waste so much from my account each day by going to work....lol

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  19. so true,thanks for sharing this one.

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  20. That's a very good way to look at it.

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  21. i learned from here:) nice to be here...

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  22. Very well said, I like this, it helps put things in perspective!
    Hope all is well,
    Janet :)

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  23. Excellent. Definitely words to live by. Lord knows I've wasted some serious time - and now I'm trying to make up for it.

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  24. I love your parable about time, Mrs Sandee. I often mumble, if we could turn back the time. hehehe

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  25. OR ... hurry up every chance you get.

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  26. Premium member10/05/2012

    Is there any chance to stop clock

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