Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank 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. It’s 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 a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft.
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 drawing against “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! ~ Excerpt from Marc Levy’s “If Only It Were True!”
What a “timely” reminder to value each second of each day. Every second along with every breath is a miracle. Life is too short. Don’t wait to let the important people in your life know how much you love and appreciate them. Spend more time with your friends and family.
Don’t delay doing things that are in reach today. Why wait? Take action and make a plan to reach your goals and follow your dreams. The hands of time are turning.
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Every other advertisement on the TV, radio, internet and more seems to be promoting all of the back to school items. The media bombardment has begun! It has been years since I graduated from college. Yet I can still remember switching my mental gears from “summer” to “back to school.” It was a time to prepare, organize and focus for the new school year ahead. There were new classes to experience, new people to meet and new opportunities to discover, learn and grow from. Those of us that are done with the back to school days can use this time to reflect upon the things that we need and want to go back to. Wondering what I mean? Below are some examples:
Back to Goals: How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Remember those? One of my resolutions was to get back into an exercise routine. So like the rest of America, I went back to the gym once the new year hit. It was going great for a couple months. Then it stopped. Hmmmm…As I write this, I am committing to myself to go back to my goal of exercising on a regular basis. I will make it a reality starting this week! What goals would you like to get back to?
Back to Dreams: Anything is possible. We all had childhood dreams of what we wanted to be and where we wanted to go in life. What were some of your dreams? Have you followed any of them? When I was younger, I dreamed about being able to fly and have superhero powers. A couple years ago, I went skydiving. It was amazing! I’m still working on the superhero powers and will keep you posted. My point is that it is never too late to make some of those dreams come true.
Back to your Authentic Self: Do you look in the mirror and not recognize the person you have become? Is your true self hidden behind layers, walls and masks you have used over the years to fit in and feel accepted? Now might be a good time to go back to your true authentic self.
All of these thoughts started from the back to school commercials. I wonder what will happen when the Thanksgiving commercials start (wink, wink.)
Spring is here! Although it seems more like back and forth between winter and summer in Maryland lately with temps ranging from the 30s to the high 80s. It’s still April. To many April is that time of year when we get the urge to do some spring cleaning around the house. You know, open the windows and let in the fresh air. Then put away the winter clothes, boots and coats. After that it usually leads to getting out the cleaning supplies and trash bags, turning up the music and jumping into another round of spring cleaning! It is also the perfect time to do some spring cleaning in your life. That’s right, in your life. Many people spend the winter months hibernating behind excuses, losing motivation and filling their lives with piles and boxes of mental, physical and emotional junk to clear out in the spring. Here are some ways you can spring clean your life.
- Air out your attitude. If your attitude is closer to “scrooge” from the holidays, then let that negativity blow away with the spring breeze.
- Lighten up your life with more laughter and joy. When was the last time you let your inner child out to have some fun!
- Clean out your emotional closet. Holding on to old emotional baggage does not leave room for you to fully enjoy life in the present moment.
- Rid yourself of resentments. Start out the season with forgiveness and lighten up your spirit.
- Throw out unhealthy or expired relationships. There may be some friendships or other kinds of relationships that you have outgrown and no longer fit you this season.
- Open up the windows of your mind to new and refreshing ideas on living healthier, happier and easier.
- Dust off old dreams to follow and take action towards making them reality.