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One Minute Ago, Now and Later

Submitted by on November 15, 2010 – 06:584 Comments

One minute. Sixty seconds. 60,000 miliseconds. When you break it down this way, you’ll realise that there is more than just time in one minute. Yet it is this ONE MINUTE that we often take for granted.

In one minute, you can count the number of candies in the candybox on your desk. In one minute, you can photocopy at least 60 copies of documents. In one minute, you can send out emails, tweet on Twitter and update your Facebook at the same time. All in just one minute’s time. Yes, there are many things which you can do in one minute. And many things can happen in one minute; things beyond your imagination.

One minute earlier and you’d have caught the bus to be at work on time. One minute earlier and you’d miss the whole traffic jam on the highway and reach home on time for dinner. One minute to take revenge on your boss and scar your career for a lifetime. One minute of swearing and gossipping behind people’s back that leads to broken relationships. One minute later, you’d wish that you were there one minute earlier to see your loved one takes their last breath. One minute later, you’d wish you could turn back time and do things differently in that one minute you have taken for granted.

It’s just one minute. It’s such a short period of time but anything can happen. Anything at all. In one minute, you can love someone; or you can hate someone. In one minute, you can forgive someone; or you can take revenge. In one minute, you can change the world; or you can complain about it. That’s the power of one minute. And you have full control of it.

Let every minute of your life be used to fulfill something greater. Let’s choose to love instead of revenge when that one minute comes. Let’s choose to smile instead of frown when that one minute comes. Let’s do something that we will not regret in every minute of our life. Take control of every minute because things happen in one minute; and with that life changes. You change. In just one minute. Let the smallness of one minute make its greatest impact upon your life.

Originally written by Gina Yap Lai Yoong © 2010 – First published at Live & Inspire Online Magazine

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