The kids and I happened to have a most wonderful retail therapy day in Cork City today – possibly because our agenda was simply the Pet Shop, Smyths and Burger King!
It was all a great adventure made possible by our generous Aunt Penny who sent the kids each a bit of spending power! The adventure ended with us out of breath and facing €120 fine at 6.45pm. We had parked in Merchants Quay car park and I honestly thought it closed around 7.30pm (especially given the fact that its a Saturday) – what a panic. We got to the elevators and they were all powered off – everything shut. We had to take the stairs and leg it up to 5A – me holding a buggy and a 20kg tub of pigeon food (my 10 year old ds purchase – he was carrying the box with the two pigeons) -by the grace and goodness of an unseen man, who initially shouted at us through the speaker when I was tyring to the parking (not the fine) money- we were let out!
Spending money is easy and fun and lovely to do when you have some spare – but spending time is something I don’t give enough thought to………. but I feel I ought to. We made a great memory today – the kids wont ever forget the trip to Cork, us cutting a dash up Patricks street in the rain, trying to beat the clock to get to our beloved car so we could get home! That series of moments perhaps counts more than any other series of moments that we spent today- I just wish there was a way to make it all count.
Then I came home and read this in my inbox –
Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:
Each morning your bank deposits €86,400.00 in your private account for your use.
The First Set of Rules:
Everything that you do not spend during each day will be taken away from you.
You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
You may only spend it.
Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another €86,400.00.
The Second Set of Rules:
The bank can end the game without warning; at any time.
It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.
What would you do?
Would buy anything and everything you wanted? Not only for yourself, but for all people you love? Would you buy thing even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right? Would try to spend every cent, and use it all in the best way?
ACTUALLY This GAME is your life!
Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank.
The MAGICAL BANK is TIME!
Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
What we haven’t lived up that day is gone.
Yesterday is forever gone.
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.
Take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!