Make the New Year Count

This New Year gives us the gift of more than 525,600 minutes. Many of us say we “don’t have enough time”, but for this next year, as with all other ones, we all get the same amount of time- about 525,600 minutes. What we do with the gift of these minutes determines the quality of our life, the level of our happiness, the value of the memories we create and the difference we can make in the world.

Our lives are determined by how we choose to live our 525,000 minutes each year. Minutes spent stressed or worrying are wasted. Fear not only kills our dreams, it also diminishes our minutes without providing productive results. None of our unused minutes can be saved as “rollover” minutes for the next year. None can be given to others and unused ones will be lost forever. When we look at our minutes from this perspective, it helps us realize the gift we’ve been given.

Therefore, here are some words to remember as you enter into the New Year and start spending your 525,000 minutes.

Spend time with people you love.
Cherish family and friends. When we look back at a year, the things that usually stand out are times spent with loved ones, and the moments of connection with one another….Continue reading at

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Dolly Navina L5 years ago


Jacquie J.
Jacquie J6 years ago

The new year will be what we make it.

naomi cohen
naomi cohen6 years ago

another great article. cherish every minute......try i will.

Sue H.
Sue H6 years ago

Guess I'm going to have to move because other than my wonderous parrot, those I love are no where near me. Moving should take up many of those 525,000 minutes.

Mac C.
mac C6 years ago

2011 didn't seem like 525,600 minutes... I hope 2012 last a bit longer in my mind. Good article with many wonderful points. I am happy I read it and of course will use your advice. I like your website. Happy New Year to you.

andrew h.
- -6 years ago


in virtually any task, the energy imbued into it by your presence can be changed with constant mantra too.

I find it calming and you can do it silently continuously. It can be a real help with calming your mind down and costs nothing (it can definately make the new year count) :

"“Both sitting 10 hours with eyes closed and chanting the divine names with concentration for one hour are equal.”

"Similarly, a mantra will carry you to the threshold of God-realization. From there you can easily reach the ultimate goal.”

the full context of the quotes are here:

Danuta Watola
Danuta W6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Crystal Cox
Crystal C6 years ago

Thanks for reminding me to spend every minute I can with the people I love, and to make the best of the minutes that I have to do whatever I want with.

jayasri amma
jayasri amma6 years ago

Good advice.

Kristine Huff
Kristine H6 years ago

Breaking it down this way makes me realize that time goes so quickly. Thank you for bringing this up, I will make it a point to savor every minute!!