Tonight I read something that really touched me and I had to share it because when something inspires me like this did I want to share with everyone I know so they can be inspired too! I hope you love it as much as I did and I hope it inspires you too – Have a brilliant day everyone!
LIVE A LIFE THAT MATTERS
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.
Your 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,
It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant
Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter?
What will matter is not 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 encouraged
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 is not your memories,
but the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident.
It happens by choice -
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