It's hard to believe, but 2008 is coming to an end. As we look ahead to 2009 with anticipation and excitement, we also may find ourselves wondering where the time has gone!
I believe that nothing is ever lost. Time is not lost, because what has passed lives on and gives us wisdom. Someone asked me yesterday why people wait until they are 'old' to make life changing decisions, and why don't they do the smart things earlier? I say it's never too late to make your life better. This is not a dress rehearsal. You must make the most of every moment and never look back, only look ahead!
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, the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.
What would you do? You would draw out every cent, of course!
Each of us has such a bank. It's called TIME.
Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.
Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever to 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 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 success!
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 newspaper.
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 just missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask the person who just avoided an accident.
Treasure every minute that you have! Remember that time waits for no one.
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow, a mystery.
Today is a gift,
that's why it's called the present.
Have a Safe, Happy, and Properous New Year!