The Beautiful Truth

Posted: April 20, 2009 in Life, Thoughts

For each of us eventually, whether we are ready or not
Someday it would come to an end
There will be no sunrises
No minutes, hours or days
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten
Will pass to someone else
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrill to irrelevance

It would not matter what you owned or owed
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear
So too your hopes, ambitions and plans will expire
The wins and losses that once seemed important will fade away
It won’t matter where you came from and on what side of the tracks you lived at the end
It won’t matter if you were beautiful or brilliant
Even your gender and skin color 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 ever active integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged 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 are gone
What will matter is not your memories but the memories that lived in those who loved you

A life lived that matters, is not of circumstance but of choice

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Comments
  1. Swaroop C H says:

    Food for thought indeed.

  2. pujha says:

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!

  3. Shruthi says:

    Hey Amazing blog.. I just randomly entered your blog page but ended up reading most of the blogs.

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