Life is funny, sometimes. Just when you think you have it under control, it will throw you a curveball. Just when you think there’s no understanding it, you gain an insight into something or learn something new. I think it’s all about balance and finding the right balance that works for you, as an individual. Keeping said balance is another story, entirely – which is where adaptation comes in.
As human beings, we learn, we adapt, we change, we grow. That’s the whole process of Life, in a nutshell, and it only stops when we’ve taken our last breath…at least here in this plane, this realm, this world. So, as reinforcement of this very idea, I’m posting something that someone sent to me, for everyone who reads this to think about. Take from it what you will.
Imagine. . . .
There is a bank that credits your account
each morning with $86,400.
It carries over NO balance from day to day.
Every evening, whatever part of the balance
that you failed to use during the day is deleted.
What would you do?
Draw out ALL OF IT, of course!!!!
Each of us 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
that you have failed to use well.
It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.
Each day it opens a new account for you.
Each night it erases 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
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 ONE YEAR,
ask a student who failed a grade.
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 HOUR,
ask the lovers 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 MILLISECOND,
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!!!
Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed.
They make you smile and encourage you to
succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word
of praise, and they want to open their heart to you.
They are lovingly honest with you.