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  1. #1
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    OT: Found in The Billfold of Legendary Coach Bear Bryant Upon His Death...

    THE AUTHOR IS NOT KNOWN.

    IT WAS FOUND IN THE BILLFOLD OF COACH PAUL
    BEAR BRYANT, ALABAMA, AFTER HE DIED IN 1983

    The Magic Bank Account

    Imagine that you had won the Following *PRIZE* in a contest:

    Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400
    In your private account for your use.
    However, this prize has Rules:

    The set of Rules:

    1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.

    2. You may not simply transfer money into some other
    account.

    3. You may only 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 personally Do?

    You would buy anything and Everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. 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?

    ACTUALLY, This GAME is REAL!

    Shocked? YES!

    Each of us is already a winner Of this *PRIZE*.
    We just can't seem to see it.

    The 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 forever Gone.

    5. 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?

    Those seconds are worth so much More than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than You think.

    So take care of yourself, be Happy, love deeply and enjoy life!

    Here's wishing you a wonderful And beautiful day.

    Start spending....

    "DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT GROWING OLD" !

    SOME PEOPLE DON'T GET THE PRIVILEGE!

    Forward this to everyone you care about! I just did...
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  2. Re: OT: Found in The Billfold of Legendary Coach Bear Bryant Upon His Death...

    I'm reminded of the old adage "Getting old sucks. But it sure beats the alternative."

    But, I gotta say, in this "new normal" of social distancing, 86,400 seconds never felt so long.





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    Re: OT: Found in The Billfold of Legendary Coach Bear Bryant Upon His Death...

    I've already lived longer than my mother, father, and brother have. With all my grand-parents gone too, it's sad to not have any close relatives to share holidays and just plain everyday life with. Of course that's reserved for my wife and daughter now, but they don't know a thing about my childhood. As I've aged my philosophy on life has too. I really do appreciate opening my eyes in the morning and having that cuppa java. Do I live life to the fullest? Nobody really does, but I damn sure am giving it my best try... Bc





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    Re: OT: Found in The Billfold of Legendary Coach Bear Bryant Upon His Death...

    If you're a reasonably normal human bean, you're going to spend roughly 28,800 of those seconds asleep, maybe another 5,400 of them performing other necessary functions...& although I know many of us "multitask" while holding court upon the Porcelain Throne () (TMI!), the question is what do you do with the remaining 52,200.

    During the Current Diseasiness, it appears that most of yinz spend a significant fraction beeching & moehning on this hyar bored [sic]...

    SIX FEET APART - or SIX FEET UNDER.
    IT'S UP TO ALL OF US. DO YOUR PART!





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