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Brenda Pike
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WHAT WILL MATTER

Post by Brenda Pike » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:37 pm

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By Michael Josephson of Character Counts (390.3)

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.

This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character
counts.

(c) 2004 Josephson Institute of Ethics; reprinted with
permission. Michael Josephson, one of the nation's
leading ethicists, is the founder of the Josephson
Institute of Ethics and the premier youth character
education program, CHARACTER COUNTS! For further
information visit http://www.charactercounts.org.



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Re: WHAT WILL MATTER

Post by Hope » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:25 am

Brenda,
This is so true! I want to be remembered for the things that matter, and most importantly the things my Father who I love so much, instilled in me and the things He allowed me to do to show His Love to so many who are hurting and need it. Especially my family. I really Loved this message Thank you so much for sharing it!
God Bless You Love Eva

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Re: WHAT WILL MATTER

Post by Brenda Pike » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:11 am

DEAR EVA, YOU HAVE THE SAME SENTIMENTS AS I HAVE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS, GLAD YOU LIKED THE ARTICLE. SURE IS SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN THIS ARTICLE. SOME LIVE A LIFE AND ONLY A FEW WORDS ARE SAID AT THEIR PASSING. I WANT TO LIVE BIG ENOUGH THAT THERE IS A BOOK FOR ALL TO READ ABOUT ME. HA! HA! GOD BLESS YOU EVA. LOVE BRENDA

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