Ready or not....some day.....
all this will come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises....
no minutes... hours or days.
All the things we collected, whether treasured
or forgotten will pass on to someone else.
Our wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what we owned, or what we were owed... our possessions and positions.
Our grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies too will finally disappear.
And so too, will our hopes....ambitions. .....plans ....and to-do lists expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
At the end......it will not matter where we came from...... or on what side of the tracks we lived.
It will not matter whether we were beautiful or brilliant.
Even our gender and skin colour will be irrelevant.
So.... what will matter?
How will the value of our days be measured.........?
What will matter is Not what we bought,
but what we built.
What will matter is Not what we got,
but what we gave.
What will matter is Not our success,
but our significance.
What will matter is Not what we learned,
but what we taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity,
compassion, courage or sacrifice
that enriched, empowered or encouraged
others to live a better life.
What will matter is Not our competence,
but our character.
What will matter is Not how many people we knew,
but how many will feel a lasting loss when we're gone.
What will matter is Not our memories,
but the memories that live in those who loved us.
What will matter is how long we will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters does NOT happen by accident.
It is Not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
So ....now is the moment....
Let us choose to live a life that matters!
[sharing what was shared with me]