AnonymousOctober 13, 1998 at 2:05 pmPost count: 93172
THE VALUE OF TIME
Imagine there is a bank, which credits your account each morning with $86,400, carries
no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening
cancels whatever part of the amount you failed to use during the day. What would you
do? Draw out every cent, of course.
Well, everyone 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 time 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 records 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 yesterday or tomorrow. You must live in the present on today’s deposits.
Invest it to the best of your ability and you will find great “wealth” in the areas of
health, happiness and success.
To realize the value of one year, ask a student who has failed his final exam. To realize
the value of one month, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby. To
realize the value of one week, ask an editor of a weekly magazine. To realize the value
of one day, ask a daily wage laborer whom has children to feed. To realize the value of
one hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet. To realize the value of one minute,
ask the person who just missed the train. To realize the value of one second, ask the
person who has survived an accident. To realize the value of one milli-second, ask the
person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.
Treasure every moment you have. And treasure it more because you have shared it
with someone special; someone special enough to have some of your time.
The clock is running. Make the most of today.
-Author unknownAnonymousJanuary 22, 2002 at 10:51 amPost count: 93172
Sorry I broke the rule about posting Doc names–I kinda thought I might be. I was just so excited to find someone in my area. I need help deciding whether or not to have RAI or antithyroid pills. I am very concerned about TED as I smoke and need to stop. I am told this combo makes your eyes more prone to TED. I want to stop smoking, but know I need the aid of gum or patches. With my heart rate, I’m thinking I won’t be able use those. I am such a nervous wreck from my thyroid, it is difficult to make a decision. I’m sure many of you have been in this position. Any advice would be great. Peggy R
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