Monday, January 5, 2009

Coin of the Realm

I was a typical boy in elementary school, running wide open and not too fond of homework, So, it’s fifth grade, and I’ve blown off homework again. My teacher, Mrs. Myers, assigned me the homework task of writing an essay, “Why I Should Not Waste Time.”

It’s getting’ late that night and my father comes into my room to find out what’s keeping me out of bed; I tell him about the essay…and he ain’t happy.

But, instead of being mad he gives me the essence of the essay and a lesson in life. He says, “The reason you should not waste time is because once it’s wasted you can never get it back.”

The poet, Carl Sandburg, said, “Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”

Not a bad take on the “Time is money” thought.

We all realize that today is the first REAL day of 2009. Let’s be honest, a lot of us have been vacationing since last week. Nothing wrong with that; we all need some fun/down time. But, today is the day to get to work making some of those goals and resolutions happen.

How will you spend your time today so that you are one step closer to being the person—and having the life—you imagine?

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