A magic bank

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?


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?

About Camilla

I once was a caterpillar but when I grew up I found I had the most beautiful wings.
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7 Responses to A magic bank

  1. analyfe says:

    I love this! It’s so true – we often take for granted how much we’ve been given and how much potential each day holds. Would it be okay if I reposted this?

  2. Tandy says:

    today, if I had my way SLEEP xxx

  3. Camilla says:

    Absolutely! You will see that there is no author on this post as it is a story I heard years ago so don’t know the source.

  4. Camilla says:

    Some days we just need that

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  6. diane curry says:

    This was a sweet story that I too heard years ago and had forgotten. I think we would all benefit from taking a few minutes out each day to evaluate how we are “spending” our lives. It always makes me regroup and redouble my efforts to find joy wherever it’s hiding!

  7. Jo L says:

    i thought there is really a game!Wondering which reality show was it.

    Then,got me.
    It’s time. WHoa,amazing.

    You make me realize that time is really golden, much expensive than money. It is an abstract type of money.

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