~~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. You 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. It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant. So what will matter?
What will matter is not what you bought, but what you build.
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 on in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. It happens by choice.~~ Unknown
Life happens by choice. Choose wisely and choose well.