I’ve been absent this page for weeks and I’m still engaged in time consuming commitments. Much of it has to do with the building project in Oregon and some time out for friends and appointments, and downsizing here at home, before heading back on the road with Jim. Downsizing my email was also on the list. I’ve got at least three months of emails unanswered or waiting to be deleted. Aha! Light at the end of the tunnel. I ran across this email that I received from a friend and thought it worth blogging. It is called The Magic Bank Account:
The author is unknown. It was found in the billfold of Coach Paul Bear Bryant, Alabama after he died in 1982.
Imagine, a magic bank account that you had won; the prize in a contest: Each morning, your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has a set of rules:
#1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.
#2. You may not simply transfer money into another account.
#3. You may only spend it.
#4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.
#5. The bank can end the game at any time and say “game over”. It can close the account without warning 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 the people you
love and care for. Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t
possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
You would try to spend every
penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the
ACTUALLY, This GAME is REAL
Each of us is already a winner
of this *PRIZE*. We just can’t seem to see it.
The PRIZE is
1. Each morning we awaken to
receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.
2. And when we go to sleep at
night, any remaining time is Not credited to us.
3. What we haven’t used up that
day is forever lost.
4. Yesterday is forever
5. Each morning the account is
refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT
SO, what will YOU do with your
Those seconds are worth so much
more than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to
enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than
ABOUT GROWING OLD.
SOME PEOPLE DON’T GET THE
GOTTA GO. HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS ADVICE AS MUCH AS I DID.