Monday, May 31, 2010

While I'm Away

As I fly off the California I will leave you with something to ponder. I got this from a friend and thought it a great way to say adieu for now.


Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:
Each morning your bank would deposit $ 86,400.00 in your private account for your use.
However, this prize had rules, just as any game has certain rules.
The first set of rules would be:

  1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.
  2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
  3. You may only spend it.

Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $ 86,400.00 for that day.
The second set of rules:

  1. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, “It’s over, the game is over!”
  2. It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted, right?
Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right?
Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?

You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?
Each of us is in possession of such a “magical” bank.
We just can’t seem to see it.
Each awakening morning we receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life,
And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
What we haven’t lived up that day is forever lost.
Yesterday is forever gone.

Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time…….WITHOUT WARNING.

WELL, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds?
Aren’t they worth so much more than the same amount in dollars?

Think about that, and always think of this:
Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
So take care of yourself, and enjoy life!

Here’s wishing you a wonderfully beautiful day!!!


Friko said...

Thank you Darlene, a very salutary reminder.
I've missed you, you seem well though.

Have a good trip.
ove Friko

20th Century Woman said...

Will you be back soon, I hope? Have a lovely time in CA, and don't squander any seconds!

Tabor said...

This is certainly a jolting reminder of how I waste time so much more these days. I do think about it and now I will try to be more constructive with my time. Have a wonderful and safe trip.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Bon Voyage my sweet friend....have the best time EVER! Breathe in every wonderful moment with your family... ~Joy

Hattie said...

This is more than the metaphor that time is money. It's the truth!
Have a wonderful time in California.

Darlene said...

*Friko, 20th Century Woman,Tabor, Joy and Hattie - Thanks to all of you for the good wishes. I am still in CA, but I will be back next week.

Granmo said...

My mother used to say, "Don't kill time, live it to death"

Darlene said...

*granmo - Thank you for your visit. I do hope you will return. I love your mother's comment.

LadyLuz said...

A great parable Darlene and one I'd like to pass on, so will snag it, if that's o.k.

Hope you're having fun in the sun with your family.


Ari said...

Hello, I just stumbled in here looking for "telephone trivia" and found your delightful blog. Thanks for sharing. I'll visit again soon.

Darlene said...

*Lady Luz - Thank you and feel fee to post the parable. It isn't mine and is in the public domain.

*Ari - How nice of you to make such a nice comment. Please do return.