The Architect's Notebook


Something a bit different to think about in this post…

Imagine that you had won a prize in a contest where each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules:

  1. The bank will take away everything that you don’t spend during each day.
  2. You may not simply transfer money into another account.
  3. Only you may spend it.
  4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.
  5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, “Game Over!” It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you do?

I’m guessing that you would buy anything and everything you wanted right now – correct? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. (Maybe even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?) You would try to spend every penny and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?

But guess what…in fact, this game is real. Each of us is already a winner of this ‘prize’.
This prize is TIME.

  1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.
  2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
  3. What we haven’t used up that day is forever lost.
  4. Yesterday is gone.
  5. Each morning the bank of life refills your account, but the bank can also 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 enjoy every second of your life, because time races by much quicker than you think.

Take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life!

Start spending…

By |2018-12-20T15:56:36+00:00May 21st, 2018|1 Comment

About the Author:

Melissa Fleming
Principal architect, founder and director of Metroworks Architects, Melissa has been involved in the industry full-time since graduating with Honours from Deakin University in 1995. She has single-handedly developed her business into a multi-award winning, boutique practice that offers high quality and personalised architectural solutions - specialising in the design of new homes and major renovations.

One Comment

  1. M Fleming May 24, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    How true

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