Monday, November 09, 2009

Value your time...

As I was cleaning my office on Saturday, I came across this and thought you might enjoy it. It's thought provoking, I think, and reminds me not to take a single moment for granted.

To realize the value of one year ... ask the student who has failed his final exam.

To realize the value of one month ... ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of one week ... ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of one day ... ask a daily wage laborer who has 10 kids to feed.

To realize the value of one hour ... ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of one minute ... ask the person who has missed the train, the bus, or the plane.

To realize the value of one second ... ask a person who has survived an accident.

To realize the value of one millisecond ... ask the person who has won the silver in the Olympics.

Lovely, isn't it? I don't know where I got this originally, nor do I have the name of the author. If someone knows, would you be kind enough to leave a comment.


blushing rose said...

How beautiful Terri. TY for sharing.
Have a beautiful week. TTFN ~Marydon

momsue84 said...

Wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Kim D. said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing Terri. I value my sewing time I had yesterday.

verobirdie said...

Yep, those are good valuemeters of the time. Thanks for reminding us of that.

Vivien said...

Great thoughts! I'll have to remember this.

Diane J. Evans said...

Beautiful, Terri -- great words to keep in mind when we tend to dismiss little bits of time.


zquilts said...

Lovely! Thanks for posting this one !

Judy said...

WOW!!!! I'm so glad I took just a second (LOL) to drop by for a visit! I want to print that out and put it over the top of the solitaire icon on my computer screen!
Love your picture too!


Cathy said...

I don't know where it comes from, but I love it. I do tend to waste a lot of time, I should live each day as if it's my last. Thanks for the reminder xo