December 29, 2011

The Gift


Imagine every morning a bank will deposit 86400 Dollars into an account for you to do with as you please.  You may spend the entire amount that day but you cannot rollover what remains.  What you do not spend is lost.  But every morning when you wake-up you will find another 86400 Dollars in your account.  Be aware that the bank may cancel the arrangement at any time.  The bank can say the game is over without forewarning.
What would you do?
This game is real, every person has such a magic bank, it is called time.  Every morning we are gifted 86400 seconds of life.  What we have not used-up at the end of the day will be lost.  But every morning the account is filled again.
So then, what do you do with your daily 86400 seconds?
~Marc Levy, translated from German

4 comments:

frenchtoast said...

Thank you lovely thought and post. Levy, one of my favorite authors.

Mona said...

L’étrange voyage de ms enda!
Love the post too, especially the pic, interesting composition, thanks.
Levy is one of my favorite authors too.

Ms Capshaw said...

And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total?
NOW.
Lovely post.

Anonymous said...

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."

-Carl Sandburg