10/15/12

A Life That Matters

A life lived that matters is not of circumstance, but of choice.
It won’t matter what you got, but what you gave.
It won’t matter what you learned, but what you taught.
It won’t matter what you bought, but what you built.
It won’t matter who you knew, but the lasting lost felt by those who knew you.
It’s not your memories that will matter, but the memories of you left to those who loved you.
What are you waiting for? Live!

10/2/12

Father Forgets

Father Forgets by W. Livingston Larned Listen, son; I am saying this as you lie asleep, one little paw crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet on your damp forehead. I have stolen into your room alone. Just a few minutes ago, as I sat reading my paper in the library, a stifling wave of remorse swept over me. Guiltily I came to your bedside. There are things I was thinking, son: I had been cross to you. I scolded you as you were dressing for school because you gave Read more [...]