Friday, August 20, 2010

$86,400.00 - The Bank of Time

This post is not original but I do not know where it came from.  It came to me via an email and I really wanted to share the message it contains.

Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest.

Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account entirely for your use. However, this prize had rules attached to it.

The first set of Rules:
  1. Everything that you didn't spend during the day would be taken away from you.
  2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
  3. You may only spend it.
Each morning the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for the day.

The second set of Rules:
  1. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, "it's over, the game is over"
  2. It can close your 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 peple you love, right?  Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spent it all on yourself, right?  You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?

ACTUALLY THIS GAME IS REALITY!  Each of us is in possession of such a "magical" bank.  We just can't seem to see it.  THE MAGICAL BANK IS TIME! 

Each morning we receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.  What we haven't lived up that day is forever lost.  Yesterday is gone forever.  Each morning the acount is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your acount at any time.......WITHOUT WARNING.

What will you do with your 86,400 seconds?  Aren't they worth so much more than the same amount in dollars?  Think about that, and always think of this:
Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.  Take care of yourself, and enjoy life!  LIVE LAUGH AND LOVE MORE!  And make it a GREAT day!


  1. I love this Janine, haven't heard of this before but such a great reminder to live in the moment and enjoy life. Thanks x

  2. Great post, it really does remind us of how precious each and every moment is. So often we forget and get wrapped up in such insignificant things. Thanks for the reminder to be PRESENT!