What will you do with your $86,400?
What is your first waking thought? Do you say, 'thank you' for the new day, or do you bury your head under the covers and plead for another five minutes? Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life, says that how we start our day is how we live our day... and how we live our day is how we live our life. What if you remembered that you have a daily credit of $86,400? Perhaps not in dollars, but in an invaluable resource that can be turned into dollars - time! We each get a daily investment of 86,400 seconds, with no carry-over from yesterday or carry-forward to tomorrow, consisting of, as aptly put by an associate, "non-refundable fragments of eternity"!
Those seconds move at the same speed for each of us. While we can't manage time, we can manage the things that take up our time, which means being clear on our priorities. There is an old saying that no wind is favourable to the sailor who has no destination in mind. Your life is your vessel, so set your sails - your intention - and you will arrive at your destination. As the Cheshire cat says in Alice in Wonderland, "if you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't really matter what road you take"! When we know where we want to go, it is a lot easier to find our way, and that means planning.
Equally important is to honour yourself at the end of each day for what you did accomplish, remembering you are a priceless gift to the Universe with talents to share. If it wasn't all that you intended, take comfort in the words of one of the great teachers I studied, Raymond Charles Barker, "yesterday ended last night", and set your intention for tomorrow's investment. Until next time...
Rev. Dorothy Blandford, Ph.D
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Surrey, BC, V4A 6E1, Canada