August 14, 2000

Subject: Miscellaneous Subjects #21: Meditation request/Jerusalem + Unreported Police Brutality during the recent GOP Convention in Philadelphia + Global Village News #4 (Love, Fear & Bogeyman Religion) + The Genius Frequency + A project for a political holistic party for the Europe of the 21st century + TIME

Hello everyone

Here is another compilation for your review. I do not have time to add personal comments but I'm sure you will be interested by most of what's in there.

Take care

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000"



THIS WAS SENT TO THE PLANETARY AWAKENING NETWORK LIST - TO FIND OUT WHAT THIS NETWORK IS ALL ABOUT, GO AT http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000/IntroPAN.htm (Introduction to the Planetary Awakening Network)

From: "Nahla Rifai" <n_rifai@hotmail.com>
Subject: PAN - Meditation request/Jerusalem
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2000

Hello everybody,

My name is Nahla, I'm from Jordan and I'm a new member to PAN; and I'm very
pleased to have this opportunity to connect with lightworkers and
spiritually conscious like-minded people from all over the world.

As many of you know, the Middle East is a region of great conflict at the
moment, and at the forefront of these conflicts is the
Arab-Israeli/Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Currently both the Palestinian
Authority and the Israeli government are attempting to reach a comprehensive
and fair peace deal but there have been many difficulties along the way. One
of the most prominent of these problems that is currently about to be
discussed bewteen both parties is the issue of Jerusalem. Who rules over
Jerusalem? Will Israel share Jerusalem with the Palestinians? Will the
Palestinians accept a small coridor of Jerusalem and call that their
Jerusalem? Will Israel not give any of Jerusalem back to the Palestinians..?
And so the questions go. And, unfortunately, if the issue of Jerusalem is
not fairly resolved then this could lead to the breakdown of the entire
Middle East Peace Process and consequently the loss of lives and increased
violence in the area. It does not matter anymore who is right or who is
wrong, because none of the parties will ever admit to having made mistakes
and the like; what matters is that peace be brought to the region and to the
people of the Middle East regardless of sex, race or religion.

So I earnestly ask each one of you to kindly send some healing love, or
energy, or light, or prayers to the city of Jerusalem, to the Israeli and
Arab negotiators and to the troubled people of the Middle East. All it takes
is a good wish, a few minutes of your day to spare, a loving thought...

Thanking you for your time,

love and light

Nahla




From: "Ursula" <nomades@skyinet.net>
Subject: Fw: (Daughter) April's Letter Re. Prisoners
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000

Dear Jean, these are very disturbing news from Art Rosenblum, please forward.

love and blessings

Ursula

----- Original Message -----
From: art b Rosenblum <artr@juno.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2000
Subject: (Daughter) April's Letter Re. Prisoners

PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL LISTS

Dear Friends,

This is the first time our own daughter April who has been active on prison issues with the American Friends Service Committee for a long time has sent us a letter to forward. I'm sure her writing is accurate and deserves all attention. Here's what she is saying:

Please forward this message. Thank you!

What the news isn't reporting about GOP protesters

This week during the Republican National Convention, massive protests took place in Center City, and hundreds were arrested. We are volunteers who are working in legal centers, and as the jailed protesters call in, we have received reports of serious physical torture and mental abuse inside the jails, including:

- prisoners being hogtied and dragged through broken glass
- guards attempting to break prisoners' fingers and toes
- prisoners being beaten until some have gone unconscious, and then given no medical care
- a woman seen dragged, naked and bleeding, by guards
- a man whose genitals were pulled & twisted by a guard
- a man handcuffed, crucifixion-style to his cell door as guards smashed his hands with metal handcuffs
- prisoners being denied essential medication for life-threatening ailments, as well as food, water and use of toilets

Although much has been reported in the media on the police's restraint and professional manner, non-violent protesters have been brutalized inside the jails and continue to be denied access to lawyers, telephone calls and medical help. We need your help to see that these people are released to receive medical care and due process of law. Please see other side --

There has been much criticism of who these protesters are, and what they did. We know that you have questions about this as well. Here is what we've heard on the street and in the news, and some of our replies:

1. "What exactly were they trying to do? I couldn't even tell what their 'cause' was!" During the Republican Convention, thousands of people came together for several days of demonstrations, about issues being ignored in election-year coverage and debate -- such as the death penalty, poverty and health care. Tuesday, Aug. 1st was a special day of action to expose problems with the criminal justice system, including the death penalty, police brutality, and political prisoners. The plan for the day included a permitted rally near City Hall, and several publicly announced, non-violent civil disobedience actions. Protesters aimed to make sure Republican delegates could not travel from Center City to the convention without getting the message that thousands of people oppose their criminal justice policies. Naturally, it was hard for onlookers to understand what Tuesday's protests were about, since police arrested 88 people who were making puppets for the protests before the day even started, and confiscated the signs designed to get the message across.

2. "Whether I agree with their causes or not, how can I support them, after the violence & property destruction?" The media has painted a picture of Tuesday's protests as dominated by vandalism, and violence against police officers. However, almost all of the protesters being held were arrested because they participated in completely non-violent civil disobedience, or because police suspected that they might take part in it and wanted to stop them before they started. Still others were arrested who were not even taking part in demonstrations, including legal observers, peacekeepers, and bystanders. Although only a few of the hundreds of jailed protesters have even been accused of violence or vandalism, police and guards have become "judge and jury" within the jails -- arbitrarily deciding who they canpunish with brutal force. When demonstrators came to spotlight the justice system's systematic violence, police administrators jumped on the chance to paint all the demonstrators as "terrorists".

3. "These are outsiders -- a bunch of white college kids making trouble in our city and then whining about it when they have to face consequences." It's easy to read the papers and come away with this misconception. But almost 500 people have been jailed -- of all different ages, backgrounds, and economic classes, from around the country and from right here in Philly. These people aren't here to "make trouble"; they are carrying on a historic tradition of nonviolent civil disobedience to get a message across. And these are no reasonable "consequences": they are facing not only exaggerated and false charges, but bails which may be the highest in history for mere misdemeanors. Those who have been identified (often wrongly) as protest organizers have been punished with bails as high as $500,000 and $1 million dollars. Puppeteers who never stepped out onto the street before being arrested are facing conspiracy charges. The grantmaking foundation Bread & Roses has had its funding threatened by the city government for funding progressive groups who organized the demonstrations. The government is testing the waters to see if it can forcibly silence its critcs.

4. "If it's so bad in the jails, why can't they just give their names, like normal, and get out?" The John and Jane Does you may have heard about are practicing "jail solidarity", a tactic used throughout history, in which people in jail insist on sticking together and not attempting to be released until basic human rights demands have been met and all arrestees are safely released together. Some of the demands sought by those doing solidarity here include: an end to solitary confinement; access to telephones, toilets and essential medication; equal treatment for all arrestees, including dropping bogus felony charges; and access to their lawyers. About 150 of the protesters are now also on hunger strike.

We need your help! Here's what you can do, in or out of Philadelphia:

* CALL THESE CITY OFFICIALS, and tell them you oppose the outrageous penalties these activists are facing. Demand that the protesters be released, together, to recieve medical treatment and due process of law. Ask everyone you can to do the same.

District Attorney Lynn Abraham phone: 215-686-8701

Mayor John Street phone: 215-686-2181 fax: 215-686-2180

City Solicitor Ken Trujillo phone: 215-575-7260

* DONATE OR LEND THESE THINGS: MONEY, food, disposable cameras and videocameras to document the condition and testimony of released prisoners, phone cards, the use of a car, cell phones, computers, or office space with phone lines. We need money for a bail fund (which can be returned) and all our other expenses. You can specify a particular use for your donation. Checks can be made out to ISMCH and sent to Philadelphia Direct Action Group, PO Box 40683, Phila., PA 19107-0683.

* VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME to do community outreach to inform people about this situation; to drive released prisoners from jails to our sites, or make deliveries between our sites; videotape testimonies from released arrestees; to help us find volunteer lawyers and law students; to work in our medical clinic or counsel people suffering from trauma. Contact our volunteer coordinator by calling 215-435-6430.

* REACH OUT TO YOUR COMMUNITY by calling your local media and writing to your local papers, or organizing fundraisers, or local rallies -- or anything you can think of! Ask us to send someone to your community to give a presentation on what's going on. We'll do anything we can.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE WWW.THEPARTYSOVER.ORG * WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE HAVE A PHONE NUMBER

A letter from the jailed men at Philadelphia's CFCF

"...Our actions in the streets of Philadelphia were intended to shine a light on the incarceration of 2 million people in the U.S., on the systematic use of police brutality to terrorize whole communities, on the racism and cruelty of the death penalty, on the many political prisoners,
including Mumia Abu-Jamal, who are caged for their commitment to social justice. Our actions were aimed at disrupting the Republican convention to the best of our ability. While we're sorry for any inconvenience we may have caused the people of Philadelphia, we are proud of what we did...

From the moment of our arrest we have experienced and witnessed the workings of a sytem designed to dehumanize people.... Throughout this process we have sought to resist and stand in solidarity with each other to the best of our abilities. . In the course of all this we have discovered strengths we never knew we had and have built a wall of solidarity based on profound love and respect for each other... While our access to information is restricted we are aware of the efforts of those on the outside to assist us. We love you all.

...We are being held on outrageous charges, in many cases with no foundation whatsoever in our actual actions. Our bail figures are far out of proportion even for the crimes we are falsely accused of. We are here because of our political commitment and because we dared to defy the corporate powers that be as they were attempting to give a veneer of popular support to the rule of the few... [150 prisoners] have gone on hunger strike to win these [jail solidarity] demands. We come from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, but we are united in our commitment to genuine democracy and an end to corporate rule in general and to the criminal injustice system in particular."

**************************

Peace and Love,

Art Rosenblum <artr@juno.com>
Aquarian Research 5620 Morton St., Philadelphia, PA 19144
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HERE IS MORE ON THIS...

From: "Boudewijn Wegerif" <bw@jak.se>
Subject: Arrests in Philadelphia, Action Urgently Needed
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2000

Dear friends, I am sending this in case you have not already received this ZNet update on the continuing serious situation in Philadelphia through other channels. Please spread as you see fit.

With regards,

Boudewijn Wegerif

From: "Michael Albert" <sysop@zmag.org>
Subject: ZNet Update / Arrestees in Philly, Action Urgently Needed
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000

UPDATE ON ARRESTEES IN PHILADELPHIA - ACTION URGENTLY NEEDED
by Leslie Cagan

It's Saturday morning (August 5th) and I just got off the phone with someone working with the legal support team in Philadelphia. The situation remains extremely serious and needs national attention!

Here is a quick review of what's been happening:

As the Republican Party met in Philadelphia this past week, protest demonstrations were held every day. On Tuesday, August 1st, almost 400 people were arrested as non-violent direct action tied up downtown Philly during the afternoon rush hour. About a dozen people had been arrested before then, and more have been picked up since, but the majority of arrests happened on Tuesday. Not everyone arrested was actually involved in any direct action: 75 people were taken into custody at the space where puppets were being put together for use in the protests; others have been picked up just walking the streets. (There continue to be conflicting reports on the number of people arrested, an indication of the problems people have faced since being taken into custody.)

As of this morning, more than 250 of those arrested are still in jail. They are engaging in jail solidarity, demanding that everyone be treated equally and that all have access to food, water and bathrooms, as well as access to their lawyers. Stories about what has unfolded have come to light as people have been released, and several people still have possession of their cell phones and so more information is being passed along that way.

The legal support team have reported extremely disturbing instances of mis-conduct by police and prison guards. Actually, mis-conduct is much too weak a word and some are calling it torture, including:

* sleep deprivation by overnight handcuffing in awkward positions

* the use of pepper spray to coerce arrestees into attending arraignments

* stripping of prisoners' clothing

* beatings

* denial of essential medication, including for people with diabeties and asthma

* denial of food, water and access to the bathroom for extended periods.

There are numerous accounts of arrestees who have been isolated, verbally abused, punched, kicked, thrown against walls, bloodied, and dragged naked across floors, in one instance through a "trash trough" containing refuse, spittle and urine. There has been a reported sexual assault by a female officer who pulled and twisted a prisoner's penis, as well as reports of peopole dragged by their genitals and nipples being twisted by guards. Seven witnesses saw one woman dragged naked and bleeding.

Many of the arrestees have been held since Tuesday without arraignment, some without phone calls or contact with their lawyers. There are reports of missing paperwork, and arraignments with incomplete or slipshod records and lawyers have been allowed only very limited visits. And to make matters even worse, excessively high bail has been set for many of those arraigned, with most bail ranging from $15,000 to $30,000, and several set at anywhere between $100,000 and $500,000. Two people have had their bail set at $1,000,000: Kate Sorenson an activist with the Philadelphia Direct Action Group and Philly ACT-UP (she faces 7 felony charges) and John Sellers from the Ruckus Society which trains people in creative non-violent direct action tactics. He was standing on a sidewalk when arrested. The 75 people arrested at the puppet site have all been given $15,000 bail for obstructing traffic charges, and they were not even in the street when arrested.

To make matters worse, the Philadelphia police are being hailed as models of restraint by the mainstream media in Philadelphia and in signs all around town. As people have called the police, district attorney's office and other officials they are being told that everything is fine and there are no problems...blatant lies. The news of what's happening inside the jails is hardly getting out. People around the country are encouraged to call Philadelphia officials - see details below - and an effort is underway to get Amnesty International into the jails.

In the face of all this, reports from inside indicate that those arrested are tired and harassed, but for the most part in good spirits and continue to practice jail solidarity. As they demand their release, people inside are singing, chanting, telling stories and about 150 people are on a hunger strike, some for almost three days now.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: It is important to keep up the calls to officials in Philadelphia. People are reporting having a hard time getting through and then, when finally getting someone, being told everything is okay. Please be persistent....

Mayor John Street 215-686-2181 DA Lynn Abrams 215-686-5777 Deputy Police Commissioner Mitchell 215-686- 3364 Captain Fisher (Head of the Police Department office of Civil Affairs) 215-685-3684 Chief Maxwell (Head of Criminal Investigations for the police) 215-686-3362 Police Commissioner John Timoney 215-686-3149 or 215-686-3388 City Council President Ann Verna 215-686-3442 or 215-686-3412 and 3413. Mayor's Chief of Staff Stuber 215-686-7508 Roundhouse Jail 215-686-1776 or 215-685-8574

And here are several important questions to ask these people....

Why are non-violent demonstrators being held in this manner? Why such high bail amounts? Why are they not just being released?

Have all the protesters been arraigned? If not, why not? Legal observers are telling us that people are being denied bathroom privileges, medicine, and food. Why are you torturing people like this?

Finally, take a moment to contact your local media outlets and ask them to cover this story. For more information they can contact the Legal Support Team in Philadelphia at 215-925-6791.




From: Lightweave@aol.com
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000
Subject: Global Village News #4 - August 2000

Welcome....
To the August issue of the Global Village News & Resources (formerly the
World Report & Global Resources), a monthly publication dedicated to
providing you with timely news from the leading edge of human achievement.

While the conventional press (and much of the alternative press) continues to
focus on our greatest individual and collective failure - and call it "news,"
we know that the sordid and horrific represent but a tiny fraction of who we
are, and it is by no means "new." The real news is the unfolding story of the
expansion of human consciousness during these transition times as evidenced
by the stories our individual and collective progress toward the highest and
best of who we are and what we can become.

Many of us are coming to understand that our individual and collective
"reality" is not so much a matter of objective experience as it is the result
of our selective attention which chooses significance from a universe of
probabilities in any given moment. And it is in our choosing that we
"create" the experience we call "reality." The conventional media,
unquestioned and unchallenged, has long held us captive to the very "reality"
we would transcend. The Global Village News invites us to shift our
attention and "create" a new collective human experience on this planet.

Global Village News brings you stories you are unlikely to read elsewhere -
news from the frontiers of innovative human achievement. Our name reflects
our growing awareness that we are indeed a global village. The instant
exchange of information via the internet is creating a quantum leap of
consciousness that is allowing us to escape the narrow nationalism and
various thought systems, which have imprisoned and chained us to the past. We
are discovering one another and finding common cause on a multitude of global
concerns and in our discovery we are finding ways to work together to birth
the Earth into a new reality - to the peaceful, free and prosperous planet
she was designed to be for ALL of us.

CLIP

Toward A Peaceful and Prosperous Planet,

Michael Lightweaver
Asheville, NC. USA
e-mail: lightweave@aol.com

Global Village News is provided free of charge and sent monthly to over
15,000 people in 107 countries. To subscribe write to lightweave@aol.com

Network 2012
http://www.n2012.com


CLIP

Editorial

CLIP

Love, Fear & Bogeyman Religion

The conventional press is regularly filled with stories describing the
violent conflict between religious groups throughout the world. In most
cases, admittedly, there are serious issues of social and economic justice
underlying the apparent religious conflict, such as in Northern Ireland, The
Mideast, the Balkans, and Southeast Asia. The fact remains, however, that our
history is full of horrors and atrocities committed in the Name of God.

Within all religions, including the religion of nationalism, there is the
"Bogeyman Factor" which utilizes fear to control and unite its members.
There is usually an outside human enemy or group (often another religious or
ethnic group) and an inside enemy (usually a demigod). Let's look at certain
forms of Christianity in the USA with which I am most familiar. Until
recently, the conservative elements of this religion thrived on the bogeyman
duo of communism and "the devil". Fighting both kept the followers united
and the coffers filled. Battling gays and abortion has recently replaced the
void left with the demise of communism. Fortunately for the TV evangelists,
Yeltsin was not able to overthrow the devil. For those who are not religious
fundamentalists, it is easy to see how far all of this has strayed from the
simple teachings of Jesus: "Love God with all your heart and your neighbor as
yourself."

But as it is said, "those who live in glass houses should not throw stones."
Let's look closer to home. Where are the bogeymen in our lives? Where are
our fears? What's feeding the coffers? The Secret Government? Earth
Changes? The Grey ET‚s? Corporate Greed? Another social, religious, ethnic
or political group? Or just "Them" - whoever they are.

Jesus, that rascal master who meditated in metaphor, said "resist not evil."
He knew that what we resist we most certainly empower and draw to ourselves.
A good example is the fall of prominent TV evangelists who succumbed to the
very thing they were fighting against. He also said "you will know a tree by
its fruit." "A good tree does not bring forth evil fruit, nor does an evil
tree bring forth good fruit." Any spiritual path, which teaches Love and
adds to the sum total of Love in the Universe, is aligned with the
Source-Whose-Nature-Is-Love. Any supposed spiritual path which teaches fear
& division and thrives on bogeymen - regardless of the gods and ascended
masters it proclaims - is of human creation and feeds the forces of chaos.

In the last scene of Star Wars, as Luke Skywalker, the embodiment of Virtue,
faces the Emperor of the Evil Empire, and holds his life in his hands, The
Emperor throws out the final challenge. He challenges Luke to kill him; to
see him as the ultimate bogeyman and to give in to his fear, rage and hatred.
The Emperor knows that if Luke succumbs to this greatest temptation that the
Force of Darkness which the Emperor represents, would prevail, even in his
death.

Michael Lightweaver




From: "Shanna MacLean" <shannamaclean@mindspring.com>
Subject: The Genius Frequency
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000

Dear Jean, and Brothers and Sisters:

WHAT IF a masterpiece book appeared in our midst that contained thrilling
new advanced information not previously found in any other book on the
planet? WHAT IF this book were available to us COMPLETELY FREE online? I
have just read such a book, and am so excited that I couldn't wait to share
it with all of you.

The book is THE GENIUS FREQUENCY, An Owner's Manual for The Cosmic Mind, by
John J. Falone, available to us FREE at www.mindspring.com/~jfalone. It
offers magnificent revelations about the exact and entire process of
Creation throughout the dimensions; new explanations of unfolding events on
Planet Earth and our role as transformers; and detailed steps for each of us
to take in our personal and group spiritual transformations

The material emerged from John's long and determined soul-search that opened
him directly into the Heart of Hearts and the frequency of "genius." John
explains his process, how he posed questions to the Universe that formed
patterns or templates and gave him his first insights into "The Divine
Canvas," Chapter I. By participation, the reader is taught this same
process. Indeed, by pondering the conceptual teachings of this book, we
automatically move into its elevated frequency and accelerate our journey.
While some passages are challenging because they force us to leave limited
thinking, the book has a brilliance that constantly dazzles and resonates at
the highest level as pure self-empowering Truth. You can feel my excitement
about it! This book could change the face of our planet quickly.

AND MORE. A thrilling development in the last month assured the immediate
and low cost publication of THE GENIUS FREQUENCY. The catalyst was Russ
Michael who has authored 27 spiritual books in 11 languages. Michael wrote:
"My life has changed course because of and through reading this masterpiece
book. I realized that this book is far more important than any book that I
will ever write - or more important than any book known to me on earth at
this time!" Russ Michael quickly put aside his own personal writing, and
undertook the challenging task of funding and publishing this book. Through
our vibrant spiritual network online, the book was miraculously funded in
two weeks time by 12 readers who recognized its importance and became its
sponsors! Publication is now in process. Many other readers have stepped
forward to assist with dissemination of information and other tasks.

I urge you to go to www.mindspring.com/~jfalone
and begin reading. You will see for yourself. Chapters include The Divine
Canvas, Living Thought-Forms, Heart of Hearts, The Brain, Beyond Channeling,
The Dying Sun and more. If your time is short, I recommend browsing in
Chapters III, XI and XII, although every word of this magnificent revelation
deserves our undivided attention, including the energy between the words!

In deep love to all, and in great joy that I have the privilege of placing
you in touch with this magnificent Truth and Wisdom,

Shanna




AND FOR THOSE OF YOU IN EUROPE WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED TO SUPPORT THIS EXCELLENT NEW INITIATIVE

Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2000
From: Roland Schutzbach <roland@globalinitiative.org>
Subject: Roland from Switzerland: Important work

Dear Jean,

It is a long time that we have had no contact. The material of the Meditation Focus Group has inspired me to contact you again. First, I want to remind you who I am in case you have forgotten: I am Roland Schutzbach, the founder of the "Global Initiative for Immediate Disarmament" (www.globalinitiative.org) which has realised a "Peace Walk" during the last two years. I think you remember.

I continue my peace work now in the creation of a new European political party, Dynamic 5. It is a party with a spiritual, ecological and social background, very promising. We have enough money to run the project for two to three years; I am the Secretary General for Europe with a full time employment. We only really started 4 months ago and have a professional office in Bern, Switzerland.

On our website we have only few texts in English, they will be there in about 3 weeks. In add here the "very short version" so that you have an impression:


Dynamic 5

A project for a political party
A truly holistic initiative for the Europe of the 21st century.

Dynamic 5 seeks to establish in Europe a form of society based on solidarity and ecology. The goal is to create a post-capitalist society characterised by social justice, a simpler lifestyle and the restoration of a harmonious relationship between economic activity and the cycles of nature. In the richer countries there is a need to transfer the idea of continual growth from the physical sphere to that of individual creativity, personal development and social organisation. Suffering and want cannot be eliminated entirely, but they can be greatly reduced. We need to focus on providing the optimum conditions for the physical and spiritual growth of every individual and of life as a whole. The precondition for this, in our view, is to go beyond materialism and the growth-capitalism which results from it. This new culture is already being developed and in part being put into practice in thousands of forward-looking organisations, communities, philosophical movements, networks and associations. So far this widespread but dispersed movement has not been properly reflected in European politics.

The foundation of the new European political party Dynamic 5 - planned for the end of 2001 - will create a political force based on the above principles; a party and a manifesto which does justice to the frustrated idealism of our young people and which transcends the old model of growth-capitalism. Dynamic 5 looks forward to a European society founded on justice, sustainability and the love of life.

CLIP

The 5 in dynamic five refers to our five key words:

Solidarity-oriented - ecological - spiritual - political - European.

Dynamic is a word that was dreamt by a female member of the committee.
We found it a good word with a strong, positive energy, and chose it.




From: "Richard Boothe" <rboothe@charter-slo.com>

TIME

Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day.

Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!!!! Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME.

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance.

It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back.

There is no drawing against the "tomorrow." You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success!

The clock is running. Make the most of today.

To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.

To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.

To realize the value of ONE-SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.

To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.

And remember that time waits for no one.
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery.

Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!!!


P.S. There are 31,471,027,200 seconds in the next millenium !







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