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Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople

Motivational Quote - Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

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Choose your own priorities. We often drift through days that are full of things we “have to do” or “should do” or what others “want us to do.” Why? There are plenty of people out there more than willing to put in their two cents about your time. Every day, you’ll hear sales pitches about the endless options you have and other people’s opinion of what should be important to you. Have they got their own lives in such perfect order that it qualifies them to make decisions for yours? Like any purchase, it’s valuable to listen, but keep that coin in your pocket till YOU decide where it will be spent. Try to see the difference between a real obligation and an imagined one. The only things you have to do are the obligations you choose. You might find that more is optional than you really think.


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10/7/2013 2:45:37 PM

Yes--- In others words--- Be the Captain of your ship! (smile)


10/6/2013 1:11:12 AM

how true!


10/5/2013 9:04:16 PM

GIRLONTHEGO2010's SparkPage
All true....


10/5/2013 8:06:23 AM



10/5/2013 5:38:17 AM

DARUJEST's SparkPage
I needed this today. Thank you.


1/3/2013 7:33:15 AM

This is the year I'm exchanging the nickle 've been carrying around for a shiny new silver dollar!


1/2/2013 1:30:59 PM

Carl Sandburg always has inspired me....this quote sure stands the test of time. Thank you for sharing it.


11/26/2012 3:07:16 PM

JCD1127's SparkPage
thank you. this is very true and easy to forget


11/25/2012 1:37:39 PM

I`m starting to spend my own coins and getting my life back.


11/23/2012 8:10:13 PM

CAT-IN-CJ's SparkPage

My life is in the midst of a giant turn around because of that simple truth.
Making my life MINE!


11/23/2012 2:25:35 PM

MAYBER's SparkPage
So very true the choice is yours
spend your time and your coins wisely
one day at a time


2/24/2012 7:41:37 PM

ISPARKLE6's SparkPage
isn't that the truth! My husband was always busy working, I would say spend a little time with the kids, now they are grown, and don't have time for him..

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