Claim Your Prize

a prize of time 2

Every so often, I receive a forwarded group email message that inspires me to pass it on to others. I received the one shown below this morning, and thought it was a great reminder of how to spend each day.

Enjoy!

Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest:

Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. 

However, this prize has rules:  

  1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.
  2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
  3. You may only spend it.    
  4. Each morning upon awakening, 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!” It can 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.

Each of us is already a winner, and the Prize is *Time*

  1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.
  2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is Not credited to us. 
  3. What we haven’t used up that day is forever lost.
  4. Yesterday is forever gone.
  5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING.

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.

So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life! Here’s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start “spending!”

What will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?

 

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8 thoughts on “Claim Your Prize

  1. Great share, dear Cathie! Thank you!
    (And such a timely encouragement, as always…)

    A part of the 86,400 seconds are spend making some photos of the japanese cherry blossoms in front of our house and enjoy today’s sunshine, in a few moments. All of the 86,400 seconds are spend with joy!

    Have a joyful time! ❤
    Much love,
    Steffi

    • Love the way you spend your time Steffi! Capturing nature in person, and on film is a wonderful way to experience the external world while feeling its joyful effects internally! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and time! 🙂 Blessings, Cathie

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