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January 7th, 2016 by Suzanne Sweeney

Imagine we are given a deposit of 86,400 credits into our personal bank account every day. However we choose to spend them, the balance is cleared to zero at the end of the day and then a new deposit of exactly the same 86,400 credits is made for the next day. How we spend each credit is up to us, but once they’ve gone we can’t buy them back. We cannot save them but we can give them away. We cannot spend them all at once but we can spend them one at a time. We must be careful that people don’t try to steal them off us, but even more careful not to let them waste away. No matter how rich or poor, young or old, ordinary or extra-ordinary we are, we’re all given exactly the same number of credits 86,400 each day.

These credits we call ‘seconds’ of our lifetime. They are called seconds because we don’t get a second chance to spend them. But let’s be honest, how many do we let slip away while we’re busy worrying about the past, looking forward to someday, sometime, or simply ‘suffocating’ in everyday life?

Is now the time for you to stop for five minutes and ask yourself five simple questions:

What do I love doing?

Who really matters to me?

Where am I happiest?

Why do people value me?

When am I truly myself?

The answers to these questions will give you clues as to how you shape the rest of your lifetime. Remember, we may not be able to add days to our life, but we can add life to our days. So what one small step you can take today to bring today to life?

Only you can provide the answers, but Windmills may help stimulate the questions and provide a creative community of like-minded people to discuss them with. As part of our commitment to you and the whole of the Windmills Community, we are holding a ‘Remember Me’ workshop on Thursday 11 February 2016 at Liverpool Central Library. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change our world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

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