May 2, 2018

I Woke Up with $86,400 in my Account and I'm Sharing Some with Y'all

Morning y’all. I’m so excited. I woke up today with $86,400 in my bank account!

I am sharing $180 of it on you, yes you, because you need to hear this. How do I know you need to hear this? Well, you’re here reading this and watching the video it cost me $180 to make. My hope is that this $180 I spent on you is shared with others and is multiplied many times over into infinity.

Take a deep breath and watch this video about why I am sharing this precious $180 I will never get back...
I don’t often click on real-time posts that friends plug onto their Facebook walls, unless it’s something I feel will add value to my life. Recently, I saw this post on my timeline that made me stop typing and clicking – and made me pause, pensively:

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“Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day.

Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent?

Each of us has such a bank. It's name is TIME.

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.

Every night, it writes off whatever seconds you failed to invest in a good purpose.

It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day, it opens a new account for you. Each night, it burns the remains of the day.

If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against "tomorrow."

You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it in order to get the most health, happiness and success!

The clock is running! Make the most of today.

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Too often, I see many people working tirelessly, like a hamster running unconsciously on a wheel – only stopping when fatigue sets in or the master intervenes. For some, this master is the moment, or an opening into spiritual awakening – an illness, the loss of a loved one or a challenge that rocks them to the core.

For some, the goal is to attain wealth – big titles, paychecks and homes. However, oftentimes, it comes at a bigger cost that no amount of money can buy – your physical and mental health, as well as spiritual well-being.

In retirement, some people admitted their health deteriorated while on this hamster wheel of life and equally as tragic, missed out on special experiences with their spouses, children and friends to get to that BIG goal they thought would make them happy. Ironically, they’re now unsuccessfully trying to use the money they’ve earned to get their health back.

I’m not saying we shouldn’t work hard, celebrate accomplishments and buy nice things. I love me some fancy candles – Diptyque, Astier de Villatte and Cire Trudon are some of mi faves. I love to travel and love to eat my way around different cities my senses digest. I get it... this is all good stuff. However, it gets bad when we aren’t present and listening to our inner compass that points us to true happiness and joy. Whether it is a job that is making you sick or a relationship that is toxic, ain’t nobody got time for that. Wake up and shift your perspective. It’s a new day.

With the gift of 86,400 seconds, be present to the magic and share it with others. This is when we miss out on what really matters: spending time with family and friends, enjoying nature, giving back to our communities.

My gift to you is to shift your perspective. It will lift your spirits. Please pass the 180 seconds I shared with you through this video. It’s really worth more than $180 (wink).

So use up those 86,400 seconds wisely. The next second isn’t promised to any of us.

Love y’all. Be good.

Toan

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