Tuesday, May 06, 2008

WHAT WILL MATTER



Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end.

There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.

All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass to
someone else.

Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.

It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.

Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally
disappear.

So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will expire.

The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.

It won't matter where you came from, or on what side of the tracks you
lived, at the end.

It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.

Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.


So what will matter?

How will the value of your days be measured??

What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you
got, but what you gave!

What will matter is not your success, but your significance.

What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.

What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or
sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your
example.

What will matter is not your competence, but your character.

What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel
a lasting loss when you're gone.

What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in
those who loved you.

What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for
what.

Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. It's not a matter
of circumstance but of choice.

CHOOSE TO LIVE A LIFE THAT MATTERS! --Author Michael Josephson




Quote:
However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. The faultfinder will find faults even in Paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. --Henry David Thoreau


Blessings

2 comments:

Sharen said...

I think I will print that. My mind in dead tonight,and I can't think of another word to say, except I like that real well.

Caroline said...

Hope you had a great mother's day!