Sunday’s sunny skies…suddenly disappear beneath the gray clouds. Many more birds are arriving from the south but unfortunately are staying just out of range for any good photos. But I keep trying. Like in all things, it’s necessary to keep trying even if not successful at first. Don’t give up because of minor, or what might even seem to be a major, setback. Keep pushing ahead until the goal is reached. Many people give up too soon, just another little try might be all that is needed for that success.
There really is a lot of birds around this afternoon. I keep stopping my writing to go out and get some pictures only to come back in with nothing. Just one of those days. Perhaps tomorrow that perfect picture will be right there in front of me. That’s what happens sometimes. Never give up, it could be the next one. We never know unless we try. And I will keep trying even if there are some difficulties in the way. That works with anything.
Here is a little something to think about: The Bank Account.
Imagine that you had won the prize in a contest. Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 into your private account, with rules that read:
1.Everything that you did not spend during each day would be withdrawn from your account.
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
3. You may only spend It.
4. Each morning, when you wake, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.
5. The bank can end the game, without warning, at any time. It can say, “Game Over!” and 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 the people you love and care for. Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?
This “game” is actually real, to each of us. Each of us is already a winner of this prize. We just can’t seem to see it.
The prize is TIME.
Each morning, upon waking, we 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 have not used up that day is forever lost.
Yesterday is gone forever.
Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve our account at any time without warning.
So, what will we do with our seconds?
Those 86,400 seconds are worth so much more than $86,400. Think about it, and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
Start spending. Wisely.
And don’t complain about growing old! Some people don’t get the privilege.
Well everyone, thank you so much for joining me again today! Please stop in tomorrow and we can enjoy a cup of coffee together. Until then, enjoy the remainder of your day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
© 2019 Steve McLeod.