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Live 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, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.

You’re 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 track 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 you 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 encourages 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 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 of choice.

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Abraham Despojo via FB


5 Responses to “Live a Life That Matters”


  1. August 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Really nice take on life. We’re all not getting any younger, but we could touch lives!🙂

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  2. 2 nelson RN
    August 12, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Thanks for dropping by, PEARL!

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  3. 3 hotshot
    September 4, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Fantastic views on that!

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  4. 4 e-booki
    October 4, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I really liked your article. You should write more about that topic.

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  5. 5 Piumini
    November 11, 2011 at 6:25 am

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