February 2019

Monday, 21 January 2019 03:00

"A story I came across that’s thought provoking and challenging."

Hello.

A man spoke at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates that would be put on his gravestone, from the beginning---to the end. He noted that first came the date of his birth, and spoke of the second with tears, but he said that what mattered most of all was the dash between those years. For that dash represents all the time that he spent alive on Earth and now 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 is how we live and love and how we spend our dash. So think about this long and hard, are there things you would like to change? For you never know how much time is left. (You could be at dash mid-range)

If we could just slow down enough to consider what is true and what is 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’d 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 pleased with the things they say about how you spent your dash.

With every blessing,
Garry.

This story is taken from A Barrel of Fun by J. John and Mark Stibbe, Monarch Books.
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