Wednesday, May 5, 2010
My daughter e-mailed this to me the other day. You may have already come across it, but for those of you who haven't, read away...it's thought provoking.
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:
Everything that you
didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.
You may not simply transfer money into some other account. 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:
The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say,
it's over, the game is finished! 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?
ACTUALLY, this GAME is REALITY!
Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can't seem
to see it.
The MAGICAL BANK is TIME!
Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life,
and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited
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.
SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?