A thought about the moment that passed while you read this

Someone asked me, “How do you spend your life?” Like life is a currency. It’s a bank account that dwindles with time. Or is swindled by time.

 

Life is measured in time. We all have to spend it even when we do not want it.
We were allowed many free choices but not this one.
So we have to decide about how to make the best use of the available time.
We spend time on learning new skills at getting good at it.
We spend time on doing chores, they are important.
We spend time on meeting people, perhaps the meeting is important, perhaps it is not.

Whatever we do we have to make sure that they pay dividends because ‘sixty seconds of the distance run’ means we have nailed it.

There are bad habits there are good habits, both come to us with time.
If you feel you have a bad habit that hurts your plans of gaining dividends with your time left, then there is only one way : change the habit.
Become smart, change your habits which hurt you, your past does not matter because the sixty seconds are gonePOOF! All you can do is make sure that the next sixty seconds are judiciously used. Learn new tricks to use time better. Invest time to get time.

For making your next minute inspiring I am quoting the Rudyard Kiplings poem IF:

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

You can read the whole poem here.

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IF by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Bottle Batti : The Bottle Lamp

Alferdo Moser, a mechanic from Brazil has invented an innovative way to keep houses illuminated without electricity during the day using used plastic bottles.
Pictures explain it better than words:
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Though it seems a work of a creative jugad instead of innovation, this creative thinking invention works really well for many people across the globe. 
The third world people are adopting it very fastly.
This might be a way for adopting new way towards solving the garbage problem.
Atleast transparent bottles are useable so 

Now Dont crush the bottle after use!

Hail Alferdo Moser!
Here is the link where you can find the details
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23536914