You'd better slow down. Don't dance so fast. Time is short. The music won't last. When you run so fast to get somewhere You miss half the fun of getting there. When you worry and hurry through your day, It is like an unopened gift thrown away. Life is not a race. Do take it slower Hear the music Before the song is over.
~~()~~****~~()~~****~~()~~What Will Matter~~()~~****~~()~~****~~()~~
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 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 wonâ€™t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end. It wonâ€™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 by what you build, 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 youâ€™re gone. What will matter is not our memories but the memories of those who loved you. What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what. Living a life that matters doesnâ€™t happen by accident. Itâ€™s not a matter of circumstance but of choice. Choose to live a life that matters. ~ Michael Josephson ~~**~~()~~**~~Will you choose to live a life that matters?~~**~~()~~**~~ 19 days ago
I know I'm not perfect, but lets face it, nobody is. We all have our ups and downs, some smiles and frowns. We all have our twists and turns. We have some scars that still burn. We all have bumps and bruises, and some people don't wanna wake up in the morning. But I'm here to let you know that everything is gonna be okay.