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
(1900 __ 1970).
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 . . .
What matters is how
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 would 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 life's actions to rehash . . .
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?
-Living In The Dash
|"If the whole world followed you,
would you be pleased with where you took it?" -Neale Donald Walsch
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