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    Junior Member Array gracefully's Avatar
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    Default An ISFJs favorite poem

    Here is mine:

    Live a Life That Matters

    By Michael Josephson

    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
    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.

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    Senior Member Array Lambchop's Avatar
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    I love this! Thanks for sharing...

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    Senior Member Array Saslou's Avatar
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    Awww, that is a beautiful poem

    And so very true.
    “I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see—and I don't.”
    ― Georgia O'Keeffe

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