It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, October 19, 2012

Chapter 10, Page 19, Book 12




Many of us have at some time dreamt of owning one of those magic purses that would never be empty. No matter how much money we would draw from it, it would remain full! As it turns out, we already have such a contraption in us and this one's worth a lot more than a trillion enchanted wallets. Our heart can love 24-hours a day without ever running empty. As a matter of fact, the more love we pass to others, the more love we'll have!

Author Unknown


If you want to feel rich, start with what you do with your time.  Annie Dillard said it well:  How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives


The Value of Time

To realize the value of ten years:
Ask a newly divorced couple.
To realize the value of four years:
Ask a graduate.
To realize the value of one year:
Ask a student who has failed a final exam.
To realize the value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a still born.
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 hour:
Ask lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of one minute:
Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or 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 a silver medal in the Olympics. 

To realize the value of a friend:
Lose one.

Time waits for no one.  Treasure every moment you have.

5 comments:

linda m said...

I love the poem "The Value of Time". God bless you.

jack69 said...

This hits home in so many ways. Thanks so much.

Love from here where it is getting cooler and the South calls, but we cannot answer. .... yet!!!

peggy said...

putting things in perspective this morning. Have a happy day.

That corgi :) said...

I do like that poem! We do need to treasure each moment we have indeed!

betty

Chatty Crone said...

You are right as usual - but money would be nice too! Have a good day.