Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Magic Bank Account

I hope all of you have had a great start to the school year. After a summer of relaxation and time spent with family, the beginning of the school year can often be very hectic. There are numerous things to do including setting up your classroom, establishing routines with your students and meeting your new parents. We often get so caught up in all of this, we forget why we became teachers in the first place. The following can help remind us why we chose to become educators: 

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.

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

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 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
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, and enjoy life. It does have a time limit... ~~
Special Note: The author is not known. This commentary was found in the billfold of coach Paul “Bear” Bryant of Alabama after he died in 1982.
Thank you for choosing to become a teacher. You are using your time to make this world a better place. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


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Here are my upcoming events:

7/27  TV Interview on Macon Georgia's WXGA  6:00 am EST
7/27  Financial Presentation Dougherty County, GA 11:35
7/27  Radio Interview on WDUN's The Afternoon News Wrap with Derreck Booth 5:50 pm EST
7/28  Financial Presentation Peach County, GA 8:30
7/29  TV Interview on Albany Georgia's FOX 31 Good Day  8:00 am EST
7/29  Financial Presentation Lee County, GA 10:15
7/30  Financial Presentation Gordon County, GA 10:35
7/31  Financial Presentation Calhoun City, GA 11:15
8/3    TV Interview on FOX 46 Good Day Charlotte with Ava 8:10 am EST
8/6    Financial Presentation Catoosa County, GA 11:30
8/8    TV Interview on CNN's Newsroom with Poppy Harlow 4:45 pm EST
8/14  TV Interview on Chattanooga's WDEF News This Morning with Ava 6:20 am EST
8/24  Financial Presentation Murray County, GA 2:00 pm EST
8/25  Financial Presentation Gainesville City Schools, GA 3:05 pm EST
8/26  Financial Presentation Gainesville City Schools, GA 3:15 pm EST
8/27  Financial Presentation Gainesville City Schools, GA 1:00 and 3:15 pm EST
8/31  Financial Presentation Gainesville City Schools, GA 3:00 pm EST
9/1    Financial Presentation Gainesville City Schools, GA 2:50 pm EST
9/4    Radio Interview on WDUN's The Afternoon News Wrap 6:19 pm EST