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Old 01-24-2019, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Magic Bank Account (thought this was appropriate to post)

The Magic Bank Account

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

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

However, this prize has Rules:

The set of 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.

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 to buy. Right? You would buy things not only for yourself, but for all the people whom you love and care about. You would even buy things 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 would know it would be replenished in the morning. Right?


Shocked ???


Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*.

We just can't seem to see it.


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...

SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?

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....
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Old 01-24-2019, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Awesome post, that you for sharing it!!!
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Old 01-24-2019, 12:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great post. Booze is undoubtedly a liquid time thief. I would lose days or weeks at a time to drinking. It sapped all of my energy too meaning easy routine tasks required great effort of will and a lot longer to complete. Meh!
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Lost my dearest friend out of the blue two weeks ago.

This is just what I needed to read to keep me going.

Thank you.
I can do hard things
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Wow, what a great post, thank you
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Beautiful and so true. Thank you for posting.
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That is a very good way to show us that each day is precious.
I'd rather live in my car with my dogs than live in a castle without them.

Dogs may not be our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.

Don't wait for the Last Judgement. It takes place every day. -Albert Camus

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Awwwww I LOVE this.

So true, and weirdly this is how my brain works. I’m a counter.


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I like this, thanks for the Friday pep post.
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Brilliant post
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I hope this doesn't derail the intent of this thread, but it reminds me of the movie In Time. Both the OP and the movie speak to the value of time. While the OP is upbeat, the movie presents the precious value of time with a darker spin. The critics did not applaud the film with much enthusiasm, although audiences were slightly more positive. I loved it because of it's creative and entirely unique premise.

In 2169, people are genetically engineered to stop aging on their 25th birthday. Everyone then develops a countdown on their forearm set for a year. When the clock reaches zero, that person "times out," or dies. Time has thus become the universal currency, transferred between people or within "time capsules." Two major areas called Time Zones exist within Ohio: Dayton, a poor manufacturing area where people rarely have more than 24 hours on their watch, and Greenwich, which is called New Greenwich, where people have enough time to essentially be immortal.

Will Salas is a Dayton factory worker, who rescues a drunken man named Henry Hamilton from a robbery by a group of time-robbing thugs led by Fortis. Hamilton reveals that the people of New Greenwich hoard most of the time to live forever, while constantly increasing costs keeps poorer people dying. The next morning, Hamilton transfers 116 years of his time to Will, and times out. Raymond Leon, leader of the police-like Timekeepers erroneously assumes that Will played a part in Hamilton's death... continues
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