Good morning my dear friend!! Today, I want to share a poem that changed my view on life in such way. In my very post, the blog anniversary on 10/25/2018 (you can read it here), I wrote about going to a seminar that changed my life. It inspired me to come back to my passion, this time doing it with a purpose and from my heart. Not expecting anything in return and giving my all in hopes to inspire you, my dear reader.
This poem was part of one of the segments in that seminar, I’ve shared it before, but it was so powerful to me that I want to share again. It changed the way I want to live my DASH! Here it is! Don’t just read it, DIGEST IT, put yourself in those shoes, imagine the life you ever wanted to live and work towards that everyday! I really hope you take something out of it. My dear friend, Thank you for visiting today! I appreciate you with all my heart.
by Linda Ellis
I read of a man who stood to speak at a funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning… to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged.
To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile… remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash?