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What Will Matter?


Ready or not,
Someday it will all come to an end

All the things you collected
Whether treasured or forgotten
Will pass to someone else

Your…Wealth, Fame or Power
Will shrivel to irrelevance

It will not matter what you owned
Or what you were owed

Your grudges resentments, frustrations
And jealous will finally disappear

The wins and losses
That once seemed so important
Will fade away

It won’t matter where you come from
Or on what side of tracks you lived,

At the end
It won’t matter whether 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 measured?

What will matter is not that 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,
Compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched
Empowered or encouraged others
To emulate your example

What will matter is not your competence
But your Character

Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident
It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice

Choose to live a life that Matters

~ The author is Michael Josephson ~

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