A little while ago, my aunt sent me the following story in an email message. I like to think that I do all I can to focus on what is most important to me, but every now and then, I realize that I could be doing more. As much as I enjoy that fiction novel I've been reading, I could be doing a little less reading, and a little more of something that will give me a rewarding result in the long term. Like playing my bass more often.
Stories like this one change the way I perceive my activities, helping me shift from simple enjoyment, to that pure satisfaction and joy that comes from doing something that lifts my heart and soul. Don't get me wrong, kicking back and relaxing with a book is great, just not all the time. It comes back to that all important word again; rhythm.
Here is the story. I hope you enjoy it!
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 has 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, “Its over. The game is over! 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. 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, wouldn't you?
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 to us. 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?
Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about that, and always think of this:
Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
So take care of yourself, Be Happy, Love Deeply and Enjoy Life!
Wishing you a wonderfully beautiful day.