Wednesday, June 16, 2010

[that little line]

the dash

i read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend,
he referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning... to the end.

he noted that the first came the date of her birth and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between the years.

for that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth and now only those who love her know what that little line is worth.

for it matters not how much we own; the cars... the house... the cash
what matters is how we live and love...
and how we spend our dash.

so think about this long and hard; are there things you'd like to change?
for you never know how much time is left that can be rearranged.

if we could just slow down enough to consider what's true and real...
and always try to understand the way that people feel.

and be less quick to anger and show our appreciation more
and love the people in our lives...
like we've never loved before.

if we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile...
remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

so when your eulogy is being read...
with your life's actions to rehash...
would you be proud of the things they say...
about how you spent your dash?

by linda ellis

blog,May 2010 Laguna Beach CA

i loved this!  our sunday school teacher read this to us a couple weeks ago and i thought you may enjoy it too!

more beach pics here