In fast paced world we are part of, time seems to move like lightening for most of us, as we shout “There are just not enough hours in the day”
We also know that we will only ever have 24 hours in a day, so perhaps it’s more about how we use our precious moments. I found this valuable message that is spot on and captures the importance of time.
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 penny of course?
Each of us 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 you have failed to invest to a good purpose.
It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft.
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 to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success. Make the most of today.
To realise the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realise the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
To realise the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realise the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realise the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who just missed a train.
To realise the value of ONE SECOND, ask someone who just avoided an accident.
To realise the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal at the Olympics.
The words are simple and clear, make the most of the time that we are given.
Why not add a little sweetener to your day, while you pick up you paper in you local newsagents or when you are doing the weekly shop at the supermarket, stop at the sweet section. I dare you to pick up a packet of your favorite childhood sweets, from, love hearts, cola cubes, pineapple cubes, sherbet lemons, cola pips, rhubarb &custard, popping candy, or which ever one was your ideal and pack them in your bag.
Next time when you are on your travels to work, meeting, on the school run etc, and you are rooting around in your bag for a pen , and you come across those sweets, I’m sure a huge smile will emerge and some fond memories will come to the surface I hope!
Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.
– Randall G Leighton
About the Author Karyn Bascombe: I am a proud mother of 3 young people 21, 17, and 8; they are my daily inspiration. I am a freelance feature writer, and I also create and deliver inspirational programmes for girls. I love what I do, my one important rule of thumb is, always remember people first!