Passed away on April 08, 2006 at the age of 15.
I read of a man who stood to speak,
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates
on this tombstone from
beginning to the end.
He noted that the first came his date of birth and spoke the following with tears. But he said what mattered most of all, was the dash in between
For the dash represents, all the time he spent
alive on earth. And how only those who loved
him know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own; the cars,
the house, the cash, what matters most 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 is true and real. And always try to understand, the way other people feel.
And 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 and how your spent your dash?
Would you like to improve the way you are spending your dash?