Your New Years Resolution?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by sgt_rob, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. sgt_rob

    sgt_rob Member

    Bossier City, LA
    Think about this...

    When you die (you never know when that will be) what is your "dash" going to represent? Use this next year to make a difference!

    The Dash
    by Linda Ellis

    I read of a reverend who stood to speak
    at the funeral of a friend.
    He referred to the dates on her tombstone
    from the 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 now only those who loved her
    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.
    You could be at dash mid-range.

    If we could just slow down enough
    to consider what's 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
    about how you spent your dash?