Precious Time – Jenny Brereton
You can never tell what impact you may make on another’s life by your actions or lack of action. Consider this in your venture through life.
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 every penny of course! Each of us has such a bank! Its name if Time. Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes it 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 off the remain of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposit, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against the ‘tomorrow’. You must live in the present days deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the upmost in health, happiness and success. The clock is running, so make the most of today.
To realise the value of 1 year, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realise the value of one month, ask a Mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realise the value of 1 day, ask a daily wage labourer with kids to feed.
To realise the value of 1 hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realise the value of 1 minute, ask a person who has just missed a train.
To realise the value of 1 second, as a person who has just avoided an accident.
To realise the value of 1 milli-second, as a person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.
Treasure every moment that you have. And treasure it more because you share it with someone special – special enough to spend your time.
And remember that time waits for no one.
Yesterday is history…tomorrow is a mystery…Today is a gift…
That is why we call it the present.