About Me

I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Live a Life that Matters

Take away your selfishness - I
Take away your desire - WANT
What are you left with?

Ready or not, some day 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 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.
It won't matter whether you are beautiful or brilliant.
Even your gender and skin colour will be irrelevant.

So what will matter?

What will matter us 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 us not what you learned, but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion and 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 the lasting loss when you are gone.
What will matter is not your memories,
but the memories that live on in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered and for what.

Living a life that matters does not happen by accident,
It happens by choice.

Take care and be well.

1 comment:

anju said...

wonderful friend ,,,,keep writing:)