I was having a bit of a clear out and came across a scrap piece of paper with the following on it, which I had typed up some years back. I am not going to take any credit for this, as it’s something I found on the internet back in my University days, when only a handful of people had personal pages, or blogs as we call them today.
Running around like “headless chickens” and having no real notion of time in our lives, where is this all going? Why don’t we all stop for 5 mins and take a pause….
I hope you like this as much as I did, for some reason this shred of paper has stuck around with me. So, whoever you are, Thanks for writing this.
To realise the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who just gave birth to a premature baby
To realise the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a magazine or newspaper
To realise the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers waiting to meet
To realise the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who just missed their train
To realise the value of ONE-SECOND, ask a person who just had a near miss with an accident
To realise the value of ONE MILLISECOND, as the person who just won a silver medal in the Olympics
To realise the value of ONE MICROSECOND, ask the astronaut whose rocket just mis-fired.