Nate’s Monday Morning Message
Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! Things are getting into full swing with parties, decorations and our favorite holiday movies. And we are hoping while you are in the spirit of giving that you will help us with a food drive to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank.
This year, the food banks across the U.S. are in need, after the multiple natural disasters that hit Texas, Florida, and Puerta Rico. Sadly, Arizona ranks third in the country for high child food insecurities, meaning that thousands of children face hunger on a daily basis. Throughout the month of December we are collecting donations at each office locations, or you can make a monetary donation online by clicking here. Every penny counts; every dollar makes a difference! Let’s make it a great week!
If we were given 86,400 dollars every day to spend any way we could
And at the end of the day what we didn’t spend would be lost to us for good,
What would we do? We wouldn’t have to think too hard, or engage in a long discourse
We would take that money, go right out and spend it all, of course!
Each day we are given 86,400 seconds, it’s been this way for centuries.
86,400 seconds every day- do with as we please.
There is one caveat, you might say this gift comes with a hidden cost
Whatever time we don’t use wisely, at the end of the day is lost.
Yes, it’s free and it’s ours to spend, no strings attached…however
Whatever time we lose today is time that’s lost forever.
Yet such is the nature of this gift- true our daily seconds don’t accrue
That when we wake the next morning- each day we start anew.
I believe the lesson we are shown here- since there’s no way to extend them
The 86,400 seconds are less important- than how we choose to spend them.
Written by Jim Yerman
WORDS OF INSPIRATION
“For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.” – Henri Nouwen