How to Appreciate the Wealth of Time Given to You Every Day

Image of a water and clouds, and the phrase, How to Appreciate the Time Given to You Every Day Do you feel as if there’s never enough time in the day?

Are you looking for a way to appreciate the time you do have?

In this post, I offer a thoughtful way to appreciate the twenty-four hours given to you, every day.

You’ve probably heard of the phrase, “Time is money.”

You can spend time, save it, give it away, keep it, and so on, and so forth.

Now, this phrase might leave you feeling a bit discouraged.

After all, there is only so much time to go around every day, right?

Well, what if you changed your perspective, and viewed time not as something scarce, but as something abundant?

We all know there are twenty-four hours in a day. Suppose we put a monetary value to those hours, where one hour is worth, say, $1,000 dollars.

Twenty four hours, times $1,000 dollars, equals $24,000 dollars to spend every day.

How incredible is that? Just let it sink in for a moment about what is given to you every day when it comes to time….

You receive $24,000 every day…no questions asked.

That’s right. There are twenty-four hours in a day, so you are given the same amount of time every day, just like everyone else on this planet. That’s a fresh start, each time the sun rises (or sets, depending on where you live). No questions asked, no favoritism, and certainly no judgments. What’s not to like about receiving such a bright and shiny gift at the start of each day?

You get to decide how you’ll spent your $24,000 every day.

Sure, you’ll have to spend some of your time on things like work, school, studies, chores, errands, and the like, but you do get to spend the rest of your unused time. The careers, schooling, hobbies, sports, dreams, goals, and relationships you pursue are all up to you. How are you going to spend your time every day?

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Your $24,000 is accepted everywhere around the globe.

The currency of time is accepted everywhere. You can spend it however you please; everyone understands the value of time. Now, this doesn’t mean you should spend it without discretion. While people, circumstances, and situations may ask or demand of  your time, you shouldn’t let your time be stolen, or taken away from you without your consent. It is your time, after all.   

Keep in mind, you always have a valuable and powerful piece of currency in your “pocket” every single day of the year.

It’s always there, ready for you to use.

Which begs the question, how are you going to spend your $24,000 today?

How about you? What do you think of this time/money analogy? Do you use any other analogies in your daily routines? Join in the conversation and leave a comment below!

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2 Responses

  1. Rosemary
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    What an absolutely lovely post! A facebook share if ever there was one!

    • Rashelle
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      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Sometimes we just need to be reminded of the bounty that is given to us each, and every day. 🙂