a thousand marbles (2) toy store

"You see, I sat down one day and a little calculation. The average person lives about seventy-five years. I know, some live more and some live less, but average, people live about seventy-five years. Now, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came with 3900, which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has in their whole lifetime.

Now, stick me, Tom, I'm getting to the important part. It took me I was fifty-five years old to think about all this in any detail"; he went on, "and by that time I had lived through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays. I got thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand of them to enjoy. "So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had. I ended having to visit three toy stores to round up 1000 marbles.

I took them home and put them inside of a large bag. Every Saturday since , I have taken one marble out and thrown it away." "I found that watching the marbles disappear, I focus more on the really important things in life. There is nothing like watching your time here on this earth run to help your priorities straight."