Sunday, February 26, 2012
Life doesn't need to be perfect
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, frustration and jealousies
Will finally disappear.
So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire
The wins, the losses that once seemed so important will fade away
It won’t matter where you came from.
It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant
Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter?
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 your gone.
What will matter is not in your memories
but the memories that lives on in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident
It happens by choice.
- Author Unknown
LIFE DOESN'T NEED TO BE PERFECT, AND YOU NEED NOT BE RICH AND FAMOUS; AS LONG AS YOU HAVE CHRIST IN YOUR HEART... IT'S MORE THAN ENOUGH.
Share to Twitter
Share to Facebook
Share to Pinterest
Post a Comment
Post Comments (Atom)