Forty-Two Million

Your life is a collection of minutes.

Moments in time and moments of time.

They are your minutes to be used however you see fit. They can be powerful or inert. Meaningful or meaningless. Memorable or forgettable. It’s all optional and it’s all up to you. If you live to eighty, your minutes will total forty-two million. Give or take. Of course, you’ll be horizontal for about fourteen million of those but you’re still left with a pretty handy and considerable twenty-eight million of the awake variety. Like yesterday and the day before, today you have one thousand, four hundred and forty minutes at your disposal. Given that significant things can be achieved in a minute or less, today presents you with a myriad of opportunities to do something positive and powerful that could impact your life or that of someone else. A life-changing decision, a courageous acceptance, a courageous refusal, a creative question, a humble apology, a generous offer, a brilliant idea, a non-negotiable commitment, a first step, a kind smile, a forgiving gesture or even a loving hug can all be the conscious outcome of just one of today’s minutes.

Powerful or inert. Meaningful or meaningless. Memorable or forgettable.

It’s up to you. :)

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Dragon February 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm

A moment passed is a moment past.

Live and do in the now :)

Great post CH

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Craig February 15, 2013 at 10:34 am

Thanks Dragon. I do what I can. ;)

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Mel February 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm

I LOVE this. Wow seriously I F’n LOVE this. You cracked right through the surface to inner me today. Well written mate. :)

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Craig February 15, 2013 at 10:34 am

Good to know Mel.. :)

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Nikki February 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Yep. I loved it too. Glad there are people like you in the world Craig!

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Craig February 15, 2013 at 10:35 am

*Blushing*… :)

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Anon February 14, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Great post. Tonight I read 8 books to my Autistic nephew just before bedtime. Character voices and all.

In the 40 minutes of reading with him from a totally crap hectic day, many of moments above I shared with him, making all those other things insignificant.

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Craig February 15, 2013 at 10:36 am

Nice use of your minutes Anon :)

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Annie Mac February 15, 2013 at 6:43 am

Wow! This is really living in the moment or minute! Thanks Craig, what great thoughts to start the day. It has given me a sense of excitement for the minutes ahead. So it’s off the fence and into action.

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Craig February 15, 2013 at 10:36 am

Use them well Annie :)

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Kelly February 15, 2013 at 7:21 am

Love it. Keeping it. Using it in my training courses. With acknowledgement of the source of course!

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Craig February 15, 2013 at 10:37 am

Royalties? ;)

(kidding)…

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Marci February 15, 2013 at 8:33 am

This article really resonated with me – it was beautifully written and very thought provoking – I LOVED IT!!!!

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Craig February 15, 2013 at 10:37 am

Well Marci, I love that you loved it… :)

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Ilze February 15, 2013 at 8:46 am

Hi Craig, it seems to me sometimes that you’re a psychic because you’re always post something I need to read at the time :D
Greetings from a fan:)

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Craig February 15, 2013 at 10:38 am

Some people say ‘psycho’ but thanks IIze ;)

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Brian Madigan February 15, 2013 at 9:29 am

Craig, what a beautiful and powerful perspective. Thank You.

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Craig February 15, 2013 at 10:41 am

You’re welcome Brizer (that’s your name in Australian) :)

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Trolley Wife February 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Beautifully written and a powerful message. So very very true.

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Jo Casey February 16, 2013 at 5:37 am

You’ve given me just the kick up the backside I needed today! My daughter has Scarlet Fever and I’ve wasted far too many of those precious minutes wishing I was able to get on with the ‘stuff’ that seemed to much more important that just being with my daughter. Silly woman that I am! Got it now – Being with her, snuggling on the sofa IS the important stuff. Durh!

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