I first came upon this posting Via http://stuffitellmysister.me. I’m always guaranteed an honest and thought-provoking read from Paula. The post originates at http://myguiltypleasures.wordpress.com. The prose provides a perfect opportunity for me to reflect on 2013 and approach 2014 with hopefully additional wisdom and acceptance to change.
Originally posted on myguiltypleasures:
“What Will Matter” by Michael Josephson
“Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. 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 on what side of the tracks you lived, at the end. It won’t matter whether you where beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin colour 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…
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