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A Penny for Your Time!

Benjamin Franklin said, “If we take care of the minutes, the years will take care of themselves.”

One minute.  It doesn’t seem like much.  However, never underestimate the cumulative effect of each minute we live.

Let’s suppose, for example, a minute is worth one penny.  You see a penny lying on the street but pass it by because it is hardly worth the effort of leaning over to pick it up.  But suppose you began to double that penny each day for a month.  At the end of a week, you would only have sixty-four pennies.  I know that’s not much but at the end of a month you would have 536,870,912 pennies.  Translated into dollars, that’s 5,368,709.12.  The value we place on each minute of every day will have a cumulative impact on the remainder of our lives.

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