Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every morning 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's name is TIME. Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever amount of this you 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. There is no drawing against "tomorrow."
You must live on the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success! The clock is running! Make the most of today!
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a class and must repeat it.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE DAY, ask a daily wage laborer with a family to feed.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the couple who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.
Treasure every moment that you have! And 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 is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the Present.