So what will matter?

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,
or sacrifice

that enriched,
or encouraged others
to emulate your example.

What will matter
is not your competence,
but your character.

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
of choice.

Choose to live a life that matters.

-What Will Matter
~Michael Josephson
If there is righteousness in the heart
There will be beauty in the character;

If there is beauty in the character
There will be harmony in the home;

When there is harmony in the home
There will be order in the nation;

When there is order in the nation
There will be peace in the world.
—Sai Baba
it will all come to an end.

There will be no more sunrises,
no minutes,

All the things you collected,
whether treasured
or forgotten,
will pass to someone else.

Your wealth,
and temporal power
will shrivel to irrelevance.

It will not matter
what you owned
or what you were owed.

Your grudges,
and jealousies
will finally disappear.

So, too, your hopes,
and to-do lists
will expire.

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

It won't matter
where you came from,
or on what side of the tracks you lived,
at the end.

It won't matter
whether you were beautiful
or brilliant.

Even your gender
and skin colour
will be irrelevant.
A truth's initial commotion
is directly proportional
to how deeply the lie was believed...

When a well-packaged web of lies
has been sold gradually
to the masses over generations,

the truth will seem utterly preposterous
and its speaker,
a raving lunatic.
—Dresden James
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, © 2007-2019

Questions and comments welcomed.
The biggest lie of all?
That your life doesn’t matter.

The most profound truth?
Living a life that matters; matters.
What Will Matter . . .