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Sunday Women Matters with Blondie - Living the Dash of My Life

by Lorraine Blondie Sibanda
22 Jun 2014 at 13:55hrs | Views

We have only one life on this earth and it helps to reflect on the way we are living our lives. Are we just treading the water of self-survival or are we making a difference in the lives of others.

Today I came across this poem by an unknown writer which once again made me re-evaluate my life;

I read of a man who stood up 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 her date of birth then her date of death. But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years. For that dash represents all the time she spent alive on earth. Only those who love her know what that line is worth. It matters not how much we own; the cars, the house, the cash, Important is how we live and love; how we spend our dash. Think about this long and hard. Are there things you'd like to change? You never know what time is left that can be rearranged.

If we could slow down enough to know 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 may only last a while. When your eulogy is read, your life's actions to rehash, Would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your dash?

Have a good week all and take time to think about how much the dash between your dates of birth and death will represent.

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