Time Is Precious

Why do we consider twenty-four hours to be a day when day is
actually the period of time between dawn and dusk? Why does
the day begin at midnight? Midnight is the middle of the night,
not the middle of the day! Why do we have seven days instead
of eight? Whatís the reason for time? Just because we have a
calendar or a clock doesnít mean that we have more or less time.
Tick, tock, tick, tock. Sometimes it flies, sometimes it
crawls. Most of the time we can never seem to get enough of it.
To realize the value of a year, ask a student who recieved a
failing grade. To recognize the value of a month, ask a mother
who gave birth to a premature baby. To appreciate the value of
a week, ask the person in need of a new heart. To know the
value of an hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet. To
fathom the value of a minute, ask a person who missed the
train. To actualize the value of a second, ask the person who
just avoided being hit by the train. To measure the value of a
millisecond, ask the person who won a gold medal in the
Imagine thereís a bank that credits your account every
morning with $86,400. It keeps no balance from day to day and
every evening it deletes the part of the balance that you didnít
use. What would you do? I would draw out every last cent!
We all have a bank like this, itís called time. Every
morning it credits us with 86,400 seconds. Every night it
writes off whatever amount that we didnít use. Thereís no
going back. There is no drawing against tomorrow. We must
live in the present on todayís deposits. We should invest time
carefully as to receive the most we can in health, happiness,
love and success. The clock is running, so make the most of

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