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Lexa - January 18, 2008 01:57 AM (GMT)
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Good Day to you guys,

This awe inspiring clip was forwarded to me by my sister-in-law and it dawned on me how some of us take our lives for granted not fully understanding the reason why we are in so many ways blessed with the fact that we are alive and given the opportunity to make things right and at the end of the day be remembered as somebody who has made a difference in this world...for the people here in IL that I had the opportunity of knowing you guys, we've made along the way...

So inspiring...

Let's make a difference...

Have a nice day...

Lexa - January 18, 2008 04:35 AM (GMT)
For those who dont have the time (or the bandwidth) /heh to download the movie, here's the poem version :)




The Dash Poem

by Linda Ellis


I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end

He noted that first came the date of her birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not how much we own;
The cars, the house, the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?




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