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
__   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  . . .
-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 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
~author unknown
"If the whole world followed you,                                                
would you be pleased with where you took it?"
-Neale Donald Walsch             

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Contributed by Janice Bellefeuille
Living In The Dash
One evening an old man told his grandson about a
battle that goes on inside people. He said,
"My son,
the battle is between 2 "wolves" inside us all.

One is
Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow,
regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt,
resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride,
superiority,  and ego.

The other is
Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope,
serenity, humility, kindness,  benevolence,
empathy, generosity, truth, compassion
and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and
then asked his grandfather: "
Which wolf wins?"

The old man simply replied, "
The one you feed."
MorningStar Inspirations from
Dawn Cove Abbey
"Roadside Assistance" For Your Journey Through Life
- Dedicated to helping people return (and maintain) sanity and decency to life -
From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2017

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