[Mb-hair] FW: What will matter

Sharmagne Leland-St.John sharmagne at msn.com
Tue Jan 25 22:19:21 PST 2005

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>From: Jonathon Johnson <goodhairdays at yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: mb-hair at islandlists.com
>To: mb-hair at islandlists.com
>Subject: Re: [Mb-hair] FW: What will matter
>Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 18:46:03 -0800 (PST)
>Super....thanks for sharing Linda and Michael
>Love ~ Jonathon
>Michael Butler <michael at michaelbutler.com> wrote:
>------ Forwarded Message
>From: Reeeees at aol.com
>Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 19:28:30 EST
>To: michael at michaelbutler.com
>Subject: What will matter
>By Michael Josephson (c) 2003
>Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
>There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
>All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten
>will pass to someone else.
>Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
>It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
>Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will
>finally disappear.
>So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans 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 what side of the tracks you
>lived on 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 be measured?
>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, compassion, courage
>or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others
>to emulate your example.
>What will matter is not your competence but your character.
>What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many
>will feel a lasting loss when you're gone.
>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 but of choice.
>Choose to live a life that matters
>------ End of Forwarded Message
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