Time Is Precious
Today I gave my first speech. For my speech I read a modern parable by Jeffrey Davis called “1000 Marbles.” For those of you who did not get to hear my speech, the story is about a man’s theory of “1000 marbles.” He had done some calculating and figured that the average person lives to be about 75 years old, so he (at 55 years old at the time) only had about one thousand Saturdays left in his life to enjoy, so he went to numerous toy stores and bought one thousand marbles and put them in a large container in his workshop. Every Saturday since then he took one marble out of that container and he begins to explain how what you do with your time is precious and shouldn’t be wasted. He then tells how that morning he took the last marble out of the container…
I decided to read this story for my speech because I felt like people could get a lot out of it. The first time I heard this story was at Church and it really helped me to put things into perspective and made me think a lot about what I was doing with my life personally. Nobody knows how much time they have left on this earth, so I think it’s really important that we all take advantage of the time we do!
I hope everyone’s speeches have gone great and wish those who haven’t gone yet the best of luck!
Image Credit: “Marbles” by Eugenio