Tuesday, November 28, 2006

My boy, the shepard

I will try

Ready or not,
someday 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 on what side of the tracks you lived, 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.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Taine's Tent

Taine (my nephew) had a early 4th birthday party and the theme was rockets and space. I found him a rocket tent and he spent the night sleeping in the tent.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Pics of the Picnic

Trysten came with us to the picnic and made some new friends. Noods, the organised one, had her camera. I think the kids had the most fun.

Monday, November 13, 2006

The Picnic

Was the annual BBB picnic. Vodka and Red Bull - Great food - Awesome company.
Still in recovery.