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Your Valuable Bank Account

From: Steven Ng <>
Wed, 12 May 1999 08:58:53 +0800

We each own a valuable, but unusual, bank account.

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 it 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 an account. Its name is
TIME. Every morning, it credits us with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost what we have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no
overdraft. Each day our account is brand new. Each evening it is closed. What we do not use each day, we lose. There is no going back. 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! The clock is running. Make the most of today.

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have!