Amy Rees Anderson

The Time Bank

The Time Bank:

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 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. 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.

         -Marc Levy

What a great reminder to pay attention to how we spend our time each day, and what a great reminder to live each day with purpose, spending our time wisely on those things we will be grateful we did. I love that it points out that we don’t get to carry today’s minutes into tomorrow…once they are gone they are gone. So we must make every day count, making the most of each of them.

Make today ridiculously AMAZING!

~Amy Rees Anderson

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