The Value of Time
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
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 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 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 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.
Remember, we have no promise of tomorrow!
A young preacher was asked by the local funeral director to
hold a grave side burial service at a small local cemetery for someone who had
no family or friends. The preacher started out early but quickly found himself
lost. Eventually a half hour late he saw the workers eating lunch. The diligent
young pastor went to the open grave and found the vault lid already in place.
Taking out his book he read the service. Feeling guilty because of his
tardiness he preached in impassioned and lengthy service sending the deceased
to the great beyond in style. As he was returning to his car he overheard one
of the workers say: I’ve been putting septic tanks in for 20 years and I ain’t
never saw anything like that!