February 06, 2008

As Time Goes By


Ready or not,
someday it will all come to an end.

There will be no more sunrises,
no minutes, no 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 owned.

Your grudges, resentments, frustrations,
and jealousies will finally dissapear.

So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans,
and to-do lists will expired.

The wins and loses
that once seemed so important
will fade away.

It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.
Even you gender and skin colour will be irrelevant.

So what will matter?
How will the value of your days be measured?

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,
courage or sacrifice that enriched,
empowered or courage 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,
by whom and for what.

Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident.
It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice.

Choose to live a life that matters.

Author : Michael Josephson

I want to share this which I found it really meaningful;
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How many of us have live a life that matters?? If you still not achieved it, I think it's still not too late to live one now ^.^


1 comment:

Jenny Sun said...

hey Amy!

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog! Its love to see your message there :) And thank you so much for your kind words.

I see you are a photographer too? How awesome! Another female photographer in Malaysia. I think there are too few of us around :)

Anyhow, stay in touch! Hope to catch up with you sometime while I am in KL :)

ps: How did u manage to find my site? :) It just underwent an update (the galleries on my site that is) ;)