Life tip #29: Make the most of today


Happy Monday, friends! Thank you so much for your words of encouragement on my last post, I appreciate it so much! A little bit of that worry and stress is getting covered up by excitement now. Knowing that I’ve got you to back me up when/if I feel like I’m falling helps, too.

How amazing is this little paragraph? I found it over the weekend and, guess what, had to share it! Unfortunately, it’s by an unknown/anonymous source and I couldn’t even trace this image back to its original. I like how they used the metaphor of time is money.

We’re always thinking “I can’t afford that”, “I don’t have the money”, “if only I had $___”, but what we all do have, as far as we know, is time. At least those few seconds. And we should be making the most of the time we have. The most out of life. Because it’s a gift.

After looking around for the original source, some others added this on to the paragraph:

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

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with. And remember time waits for no one.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why its called the present.

(Original image found here: i can read)