The Time Bank

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True mirthful laughter is both a therapeutic ally and signal of health. Remarkably, for human beings, it is both like a medicine and also the sign that the medicine is working.

Barbara Hee is a popular Certified Laughter Leader (CLL) in Philadelphia. She sent the following piece to the communications network of CLLs, who are always sharing inspiration and encouragement with a cadre of dedicated pioneers leading the world to health, happiness and peace through laughter. It reminded me of the saying, “Yesterday is like a cancelled check, you cannot spend it anymore; tomorrow is like a promissory note that may or may not be paid off; today is cash, spend it wisely.”

Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:  Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your  private account for your use. However,this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules. The first set of rules would be:
          Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would 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 for that day.

The  second set of rules:
The bank can end the game without warning; at any time  it can say, “It’s over, the game is over!”  It can  close the account  and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted right?  Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right?  Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t  possibly spend it all on yourself, right?  You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?

ACTUALLY, this  GAME is  REALITY!   Each of us is in possession of such a magical  bank. We just can’t seem to see it.

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 forever  lost. 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.       

Think about that, and always think of this: Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by
so much quicker than you  think. So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!

Here’s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day.
Start spending.

About the Author

Steve Wilson

Award-winning psychologist, Steve Wilson, also known as The Joyologist and The Cheerman of the Bored, has spent 30 years specializing in applied and therapeutic humor with a humanitarian mission. As Director of National Humor Month, he intertwines science and ancient wisdom with substance and humor to create practical methods to lead the world to health, happiness and peace through laughter. More than six thousand people have completed his unique training in how to create therapeutic laughter, and tens of thousands more around the world have been uplifted by his talks, classes, books, and articles. He established the World Laughter Tour, Inc., in 1998, to be a rich resource and inspiration for improving productivity, health, and well being in business, healthcare and education. For more information and