Several times in my life, I have found money while walking down the street. The most I ever found was a five dollar bill. That was exciting! Usually, it was a penny, or a dime. Sometimes I have found money while sitting in a restaurant, or under a tree. (Recently, I found a silver dime!) Never have I 'found' twenty minutes, or even ten minutes.
Several times I have been given gifts of time, when a doctor or someone else wasn't ready for me, and gave me a few minutes of time to read something while I waited for them.
Imagine there is a bank which credits your account each morning with $86,400, carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had 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 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 the "tomorrow". You must live in 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 TEN YEARS, ask the newly divorced couple.
To realize the value of FOUR YEARS, ask the college graduate.
To realize the value of A YEAR, ask a student who has failed his final exam.
To realize the value of A MONTH, ask a mother who's given birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of A WEEK, ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of A DAY, ask a daily wage laborer who has bills to pay.
To realize the value of A HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of A MINUTE, ask a person who has missed the train.
To realize the value of A SECOND, ask a person who has survived an accident.
To realize the value of A MILLISECOND, ask the person who won the silver medal in the Olympics.