This was given to me by a dear friend, years ago. I found it while I was cleaning out my closet today and thought that the members here in Blogland would appreciate me sharing it with them. There is so much truth in the words to follow....
HOW DO YOU LIVE YOUR DASH
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 her date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.(1924-2004)
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,
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'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's being read
With your lifes actions to rehash...
Would you be proud of the things they say...
About how you spent your dash?
This is the very first blog that I have ever written and will probably be the last. Just recently I have finally come to the conclusion that joining a site such as this is basically no different than shopping for a new pair of shoes on Rodeo Drive.
You know exactly what it is that you are looking for, but really don't expect to find it.
If you do happen to get lucky enough to find the perfect shoes/man, there is always the chance that they will hurt your feet/ break your heart.
You know that the perfect fit means that you will never need to shop for a new pair/man again,
But more than likely you will grow tired of the same pair/man and set out to replace them/him eventually anyway.
You know that by going to only the finest shoe stores/dating sites, you will definitely only get the best of the best...YEAH RIGHT!! I believe they are called knock offs!
Not everything or everyone is always what they seem and if your expectations are set too high you will only end up with blisters/a broken heart.
I have learned this the hard way.
Keep an open mind and a kind heart and that picture perfect Pink stiletto/handsome Prince, will just show up out of nowhere when you least expect it. Never, ever, stop believing in that fairytale ending.