Thursday, September 9, 2010


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 could buy anything and everything you wanted, right?

Not only for yourself , but for all the people you love.

Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself..

You would try to spend every cent, and use it all…


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 to for 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..


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.

Take care of yourself, and enjoy life!

( as you have now finished reading this…I wish I had thought of this analogy but …..I got this as an email and I felt it was worth sharing)



  1. Well, I think I must have spent about 30,000 of those seconds today doing nothing much. I enjoyed every one of them too.

  2. Just like I always said, " The future isn't what it used to be" You are right about the past too. So I guess I will enjoy what is left of the present. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  3. Wonderful post with truthful thoughts. We have this day and this day only. Live it like it were your last. It certainly helps me view the day in a much different way.
    Recently Mike and I have encountered some medical issues (nothing aweful) but we must change our lifestyle a bit. It reminds us our bodies change as we grow older....we have to take care of our present.

    Thanks Sue!! I needed this post today. :-)

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  4. Like Den's Uncle Jr. says..I wake up every morning, look in the mirror and say "Hello lucky!"....We should all "live like we were dying"...

  5. Yep! That's one reason we choose to help our kids and grandkids spend "time" with them. We also like to take our bank of "time" and spend a good hunk of it living our life in the RV traveling and enjoying each day. Thanks for the nice post today!

    P.S. I've been meaning to leave a comment on how nice the header collage looks on your blog. Beautiful!


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