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“A meaningful life is not about being rich, or popular, or accomplished, or high-ranking. There is nothing wrong with any of these, but that’s not what it’s about.
It’s about being true to, and for, our self while also being gentle and humble and forgiving and thankful, and being willing to extend our self to touch and lift in the lives of others.
A meaningful life brings intrinsic contentment, satisfaction, and happiness. Unfortunately, it cannot be purchased, inherited, or bestowed. If we want one, we must create it our self.
It won’t be easy, but the good news is that regardless of our current station, if we start today, we still have enough time to finish with our very own meaningful life.”
—Paul Mark Sutherland
When a bird is alive, it eats ants. When the birth is dead, ants eat it. One tree can be made into a million matchsticks, but only one matchstick is needed to burn a million trees. Circumstance can change at any time. Don’t devalue or hurt anyone in this life. Be good and do good… –unknown
Enjoy! …and be nice.
“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.”
—Stephen Vincent Benét
You may think that you are young or have plenty of time to make amends, to right a wrong, to say ‘I’m sorry’ or ‘I love you’ …but life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day. Soon a day has passed, then two, then three, then a week. And those simple words that remain unsaid continue to haunt our attempt at tranquility.
You may think that you are young or have plenty of time to give, to volunteer, to help those who have many more challenges than you …but life is lost minute by minute, week by dragging week. Soon a week has passed, then two, then three, then a month. And our altruistic intentions have morphed into hollow nothingness and more…
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