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happiness1919

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

May 2, 2012

I read of a man who stood to speak

At the funeral of a friend.

He referred to the dates on her tombstone

From the beginning…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.

( 1934 - 1998 )

For that dash represents all the time

That she spent alive on earth

And now only those who love 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

That can still be rearranged.

 

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 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 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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01:48 PM Jul 23 2012

saranaz

saranaz
伊朗伊斯蘭共和國

Friends Together Forever

11:43 AM May 06 2012

happiness1919
伊朗伊斯蘭共和國

Your welcome my dear friend.

11:27 PM May 04 2012

Learner of Life
印尼

"Remembering that this special dash

Might only last a little while... "


so touching... thank u for sharing...