Live a Life Worth Living!

I had promised you a few posts in english every now and then. I haven't been very talkative these days. A friend told me: you need to update your blog every day. I disagree. I write when there is something worthwhile sharing with you, and it doesn't happen every day. For my friends from here and across the oceans, here are my latest news:
My dad almost died. I've spent time with him and my mum, sister and nieces. His recovery is quite spectacular. Before I left him in hospital, i hold his hand and told him the few love words ever shared: "I'm proud of you!" and there were tears in his eyes, tears in mine too. In my family, people don't communicate. Sadly, that's how it is. They think they communicate, but they don't. They think they love, but they don't (or they do, but very clumsily).
You'll then understand why I wanted to share with you the following text by Michael Josephson.

Live a Life Worth Living!
Live a life that matters.
Ready or not, someday 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
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, mean spirit 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 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
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 not what you gave in to but what you stood up for.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage, love 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.

1 commentaire:

samedi! a dit…

I think most of us who are living or have lived, through our prime age would have at one point in our lives realised all that.
However we tend to be caught up all too often in things that matter for the moment. So it's good to be reminded of the bigger picture from time to time.
Yes, I think we are often clumsy with the ones who truly care for us; and we often treat them the harshest.
All the very best to you and the ones you love.
Alright, chin up now, Laurent, and sing us a song :-)
Gros bise.