When my life has reached it's very end, And I take that final breath,

I want to know I've left behind, Some "good" before my death.

I hope that in my final hour, In all honesty I can say,

That somewhere in my lifetime, I have brightened someone's day.

That maybe I have brought a smile To someone else's face,

And made one moment a little sweeter, While they dwelled here in this place.

Lord, please be my reminder And whisper softly in my ear...

To be a "giver", not a "taker", In the years I have left here.

Give to me the strength I need, Open up my mind and my soul.

That I might show sincere compassion, And love to others before I go.

For if not a heart be touched by me, And not a smile was left behind...


Then the life that I am blessed with, Will have been a waste of time.

With all my heart, I truly hope, To leave something here on earth.

That touched another, made them smile And gave to my life worth