My sister Merle posted this some time ago, I loved it and decided it needed another airing,
good stuff shouldn’t be hidden away in the archives forever.
"Have you been to the Bank today?
Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning
with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every
evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use
during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of
Each of us has such a bank. It's name is TIME.
Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds.
Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this time 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 remains 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 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
The clock is running.
Make the most of today.
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth
to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly paper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed a train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won
a silver medal at the Olympics.
Treasure every moment that you have. And treasure it more because you
shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.
And remember that time waits for no one.
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present !!
Merle’s blog is full of treasures like this, call in and have a chat sometime.