Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too.
Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.
What Will Matter
by Michael Josephson
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.
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”
― Sylvia Plath
“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”
― William Shakespeare
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
― Christopher Paolini,
“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.”
― Charles de Lint
“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”
― John Lubbock
“We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
― John Muir
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
― John Keats
“To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”
― Jane Austen
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
― Henry David Thoreau
“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”
― Frank Lloyd Wright
“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”
― Steve Maraboli
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The 5 regrets of the dying by Bronnie Ware
Simula noong nabasa ko ang artikulo na ito na mula sa libro na sinulat ni Bronnie Ware ay nagmuni-muni talaga ako dahil napakahalaga nito para sa akin. Dahil ayoko rin na magkaroon ng pagsisi sa huling yugto ng aking buhay kung hindi bibigyan ng halaga ang limang bagay na ito sa ngayon. Now na ika nga.
Nais ko lamang na ipaalam ang mga bagay na ito sa inyo upang makapagmuni-muni rin kayo sa mga tunay na dapat pahalagahan sa ating buhay. Salamat.