Since typing spaces between the blanks doesn't work, I did put the number of letters in each word, but I'll go ahead and type in the asterisks.
Suggestion: A visual sample in the first post would be helpful for anyone who hasn't been "it" before. I didn't remember how the words were configured, and once the phrase is solved, it's hard to tell.
The shortest period of time lies between the minute you put some money away for a rainy day and the unexpected arrival of rain.
~Jane Bryant Quinn