The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Greetings to ever one in western Illinois and all readers of The Quill. Here we are in December already and before ya knows it the year of 2014 will be complete.
I hopes yer think'n about your New Year's Resolution and make it a good one to surprise the neighbors.
Time shore goes by fast when ya are have'n fun.
I've heard time compared ta a pencil with a tack on the eraser hold'n a 24 inch string to it with a light weight at the end of the string.
If'n ya spin the weighted string around the pencil, it goes at a certain speed in the begin'n of the spin.
As the string and weight winds around and around the pencil it picks up speed whilst the string becomes shorter and shorter.
When the string is only a few inches long, the string has excelerated in speed considerably as compared ta its original speed when it was 24" inches long.
Life can seem ta be similar in certain ways. The older one becomes the faster it seems ta pass by. At first when we are young the days and years don't seem ta pass by as nearly as quickly as they seem to when we are at or near the dusk of life.
Magic Bank Account
Suppose'n ya won a prize in a contest. Each morning $86,400 would be deposited in your private account at a bank. The rules of the contest that goes with this prize are as follows:
A. Everything that ya didn't spend dur'in each day would be taken away from you.
B. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
C. You may only spend it.
D. Each morn'n upon awaken'in, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.
E. 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 in all probability buy anything and everything you wanted, right? Not only fer yourself, but fer all the folk ya love and care for.
Even fer people ya don't know, because ya couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
Think of the charity and benevolence ya could do. Ya would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because ya would know it would be replenished the next morn'in, right?
Actually, there is such a game and it is real.
Each and every one of us is already a winner of this "PRIZE". We just can't seem ta see it. Are ya shocked?
The "PRIZE" is "TIME". Each day we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.
When we go to sleep at night, any remain'in time is not credited to us. What we haven't used up that day is lost forever. Yesterday is forever gone.
Each morn'in 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 fer a spell and remember ta enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than ya thinks.
Take care of yourself, be happy with a heart filled with joy, love deeply, and enjoy life.
Here's wish'in ya a wonderful and beautiful day.
START "spending .........".
Don't complain about grow'in old....! Some folk don't get the privilege!
Remember'in A Friend
I heard that a friend to all in our parts has been pretty sick, Curt Eisenmayer of Stronghurst. He has been the fire chief fer the MST Fire Department and has served fire departments for 65 years! That's alot of time used fer serving others, He's been a farm adviser and on the radio early mornngs and I'm guess'n there's not many that aren't acquainted with Curt.
After a terrible fall and time in intensive care, many people are pray'in he keeps a gettin' better as he mends them broken ribs and gets his strength back. Keep on a pray'n fer Curt, and me and the Mrs. is hope'n ta see ya in church this week.
Where ever ya is, what ever ya be a do'n, BE A GOOD ONE." And remember-count yer blessings!
Keep on Smile'n
Catch ya later