HAPPY 2015!

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Jack and I think this is a wonderful philosophy for the dawning of 2015! The Author is not known. The words were found on a rumpled piece of paper in the billfold of Coach “Bear” Bryant of Alabama after he died in 1982.

The Magic Bank Account

Imagine that you have won the following PRIZE in a contest. Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, the prize has 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?


Are you Shocked ???  Well…….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? The choice is yours! 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….Start “spending”. Don’t complain about growing old, some people don’t get the privilege!

Take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life! Jack and I wish you a wonderful and fabulous 2015!


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13 Responses to “HAPPY 2015!”

  1. Ray Dane Says:

    Thank you for the reminder about how valuable our time is and how important it is that we use it well. I love “Morning Reflections.” Blessings to you as God gives us a new year.

  2. Ana Guerra Says:

    HAPPY 2015 to both of you as well.

    Sent from iCloud

  3. loriippolito Says:

    Thank you for the beautiful sentiments and painting! I really appreciate the time you share with all of us…I’ve learned so much from reading your blogs and feel enriched each time I see a new painting you’ve done! Blessings to you and Jack for a healthy, happy and creative New Year.

  4. Sharon Says:

    Happy new year to you and Jack! Thanks for all the inspiration in 2014, when I first discovered your website and blog/emails. I always look forward to seeing your emails and the wealth of information you so unselfishly share. And thanks to Jack for his writings that I receive in the Fine Arts Newsletter. Jack has such a sincerity and a gift of storytelling that I end up sharing them with non-artists. I loved his story about Thanksgiving with his grandmother, and so did my husband (who I married this year) and my mom. I’ve never met you guys, but I feel like I know you.

    I look forward to all the good stuff you have in store for the next year as well. I wish you health and happiness and all the time for creating and sharing as I know you hold that dear.

    God bless you! Sharon Coffman

  5. Wendy Morrison Says:

    Mikki, I’m one of the “voyeurs” on your blog, really enjoy it. This made me smile after a hectic day, and I feel I owe you the reply to say thank you. Happy, healthy New Year.



  6. Jo Ann Morgan Says:

    What a great thought for the new!!

  7. Christopher Says:

    And Happiest of all the New Year has to hold. Be Well you two.

  8. Debbie viola Says:

    Thank you for sharing. What great words to live by! Happy New Year! Make it a great one.

  9. Saartjie van den Bergh Says:

    Thank you Mikki and Jack for the beautiful 2015 wish! My you guys be bold in what you do this year and may God bless you in abundance! Love and God bless

    Saartjie van den Bergh

    082 324 9069

    “Soar like an eagle, higher and higher”

    Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:01:30 +0000 To: property.hub@hotmail.com

  10. Vicky and Jerry Williams Says:

    Thanks for passing along such true and beautiful words to start our new year off! Happy New Year Mikki and Jack!

  11. Nadya Says:

    Thank You Mikki and Jack for the wonderful 2015 wish!! Wish you a Great New Year!! Lots of Love and God Bless You Both!!

  12. joannecali Says:

    I love this. A true reminder of what is valuable in life. Thank you, Mikki & Jack, and have a wonderful new year!

  13. Debbie Hunt Says:

    Happy New Year to you and Jack from Debbie and Roy!

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