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Living A Life That Matters

A friend of mine (Ed) often sends out these inspirational emails that in truth I sometimes ignore. However this one struck a chord and while it makes a bigger impact by reading it then hearing it I’m going to share anyway.

“Living A Life That Matters.”

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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 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, 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 people will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone. What will matter are 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 a choice.

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