About how you spent your dash? Making a difference with your life

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Making a difference with your life

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend.

He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from begin …
to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her 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
that she spent alive on earth
and how only those who loves her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matter 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 can still be rearranged

If we could just slow down enough
to consider what’s true real..
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.

And 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 spent your dash?

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I often wonder what God thinks of my “dash time”. It is fleeting. I pray for right priorities. – Jackie
    4271 days ago
  • SCORPION1352
    Oh my gosh that was wonderful. Really makes you think about what really is important.

    Thank you I am going to try, starting today, to make my dash count for something.

    4271 days ago
    I was very moved by your post. Thank you for the reminder of what is really important. We can get so caught up in life that we forget to really live it! I am going to try to live today to make my dash count!

    Thanks Bonnie
    4271 days ago
    Thanks so much for sharing. You always have such wonderful writings that remind us how to live a life of Christ. Thank you for that and I thank God for a friend like you.
    4271 days ago
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