April 29, 2024 5:30 am Published by

 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 it deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do?  Draw out every cent, of course! 

Each of us has such a bank.  Its name is TIME.  Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds.  Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of 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.  

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 to meet. 
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train. 
To realize the value of ONE-SECOND, ask a person who won a silver medal in the Olympics. 

Treasure every moment that you have.  And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special enough to spend your time with. Remember that time waits for no one. The clock is running.  Make the most of today.