What Will Matter in the End.
By Michael Josephson and adapted by M. Hans
PNG Papua New Guineia August 2019
Some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no more minutes, hours or days.
All the things you collected or stored, travel souvenirs, diplomas, pins, whiskys, suits, two colors shoes, will pass to someone else or be thrown away.
Your wealth, yes, your money, convertible cars, rent properties, shares, your fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
Your grudges, resentments with family members, frustrations and jealousies, will finally disappear.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, yearly travel plans and to-do lists will expire. No more cruises, no more 747 or 787 long trips, no more star alliance lounges.
The wins and losses on negotiations, to take advantage over the opponent, that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived , with Net Flix and HBO or not.
-It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. If we’re with the right weight, no belle fat.
-it won’t matter what and how many positions you held in organizations, and if you woke up early and sacrifice yourself for that position and run out of time for yourself, your family, your children.
–So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured and remembered?
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 how many countries, cities, famous places you visit, but what you pass on from those experiences.
What will matter how many times you travel together, take pictures together and call each other, or send a video to each other, or a message, even one word or one emoji.
Not how many people you knew, and how many friends you have on Facebook , but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
Not how many meetings you attend on your fraternal organizations but if you behave and act accordingly.
What will matter is not your memories, the selfies, the pictures , but the memories of those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what and how long the fees from your web page will be paid to see the text and files of pictures.
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.
Why, because everything is a matter of attitude.
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