Tuesday, January 31, 2012
at the funeral of a friend.
from the beginning…to the end.
and spoke the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.
that she spent alive on earth
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
I have what’s often referred to as a “bucket list.” It’s over 5 years since I wrote out my personal bucket list. The process of creating it and then focusing on accomplishing things on my list has been both remarkable and a whole lot of fun.
One of my bucket list items, and presumably the last one I’ll accomplish is that “My funeral be a celebration of a life well lived.” What a great gift that would be to all those you care about the most to allow them to have your funeral be a time of celebration instead of filled with regret and sadness. Of course there should be sadness in the fact that you will be truly missed and we’d rather be together as long as possible. But there just seems to be great peace for those left behind when they feel the “dearly departed” lived an accomplished and full life.
A “dash” full of meaning and accomplishment is designed. It doesn’t happen by accident. So the question is, “What will your ‘dash’ represent when your mortal life is done?” Have you designed it yet or have you left it to chance?
For information on how to design a great ‘dash’ go to http://www.dtesuccess.com/ to learn more.
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