InspirEmail No 373 - April 2022  - What is prettier than freckles
'Inspirational messages to refresh the spirit and boost the emotional bank account'

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What is prettier than freckles?

A woman and her little grandson, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at the zoo. Lots of children were waiting in line to get their cheeks painted by a local artist who was decorating them with tiger paws.

'You've got so many freckles, there's no place to paint!' a girl in the line said to the little fellow.

Embarrassed, the little boy dropped his head.

His grandmother knelt down next to him. 'I love your freckles. When I was a little girl I always wanted freckles,' she said . . . while tracing her finger across the child's cheek. 'Freckles are beautiful.'

The boy looked up and said 'Really?'

'Of course,' said the grandmother. 'Why just name me one thing that's prettier than freckles.'

The little boy thought for a moment, peered intensely into his grandmother's face and softly whispered in her ear. . . 'Wrinkles'

Author Unknown

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The clock is running

Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening it deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.

What would you do? Draw out all of it . . . of course!

Each of us has such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose.

It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours.

There is no going back. There is no drawing against the ‘tomorrow’. You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success!

The clock is running, so make the most of today!

•    To realise the value of one year, ask a student who failed a go up to the next grade.
•    To realise the value of one month, ask the mother of a premature baby.
•    To realise the value of one week, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
•    To realise the value of one hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
•    To realise the value of one minute, ask the person who just missed a train.
•    To realise the value of one second, ask the person who just avoided an accident.
•    To realise the value of one hundredth of a second, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with and remember that time waits for no one.

Author Unknown

- Inspirational Quote -

Time is free, but its priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it.
You can't keep it, but you can spend it.
Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.

Harvey MacKay

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