Monday, November 14, 2011

Treasure Every Moment That You Have!

We had a great lesson a couple weeks ago in our young women's combined meeting and the instructor talked about using our time wisely. It helped me ponder my life and what I'm doing each day. I thought I would pass on some of the info she shared.

You can never tell what type of impact you may have on another persons life by your actions or lack of actions.  Consider this fact in your venture through life.  Imagine there is a bank that carries 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 a bank.  It is called 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.  You cannot draw against "tomorrow's deposit." You must live in the present of today's deposit.

The clock is running.  Make the most of today.  To realize the value of:
      ONE YEAR-ask a student who failed a grade
      ONE MONTH-ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
      ONE WEEK-ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
      ONE DAY-ask a daily wage laborer with kids to feed.
      ONE MINUTE-ask a person who missed the train.
      ONE SECOND-ask a person who just avoided an accident.
      ONE MILLIONTH OF A SECOND-ask the person who won the silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have!  Treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.  And remember that time waits for no one.  Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow a mystery.  Today is a gift....that is why it is called the PRESENT!


wendy said...

holy moly...that is awesome. Quite a different perspective for sure. I WOULD never waste $86,400....NEVER, not if you'd never get it back. You'd spend ever cent and give away what you couldn't use.
I know I am very guilty of wasting time. It is something I need to do a better job of.
Living in the country and away from my kids has made me melancholy and blue, and the events of the past year has had me in a downspin.....I've wated many minutes

LL said...

WOW! I love this--thank you for sharing it.

Frosty's Mom said...

Love this! What a great way to look at each day.

JennyLynn said...

This is a great way of looking at time.

Lara said...

This is really amazing. I love the thought. And one of my girls just asked me how many seconds are in a day and I did an estimate, but now I can tell her exactly! :)

Cynthia said...

That certainly gives me something to think about- it's so very true. It goes along with the "Good, Better, Best" talk from years ago. I think about that one all the time because it gave me 'permission' to say no to the merely good stuff that can take me away from the best stuff!

Erin said...

What an interesting way to think about things! (Realizing the value of time.) Thank you for this!

Cory Reese said...

I love that first 86,400 picture! Thank you for the reminder to take advantage of our time and not take any moment for granted!

Doran & Jody said...

I will treasure my moments! I think you need to use some moments and come play.

Julia said...

susette: this is such a beautiful reminder and this post was so inspiring to me. the bank metaphor resonated perfectly with me and made me stop and think. i started off the day in a very negative mood and have been incredibly unproductive. this post definitely made me stop. think. re-evaluate and remember that i can start over now if i really want and still bring value to this day.

thank you for the incredibly sweet comment on my post. i do hope we can meet soon. especially since we live so close :) fro-yo soon?

Alana said...

I absolutely love this. thank you so much for sharing it. random question. how old are cooper and jordan and are either of them single?