Why Belong to the NO GOOD DEED Club?
For all of us, some day it will come to an end.
No more minutes, hours, or days.
All the things we collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Wealth, fame, and temporal power will disappear.
It will not matter what we owned or what we were owed.
Grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will disappear.
So too hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will expire.
Wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won't matter where we came from or what side of the tracks we lived on.
It won't matter whether we were beautiful or brilliant.
So what will matter?
Not what we bought, but what we built. Not what we got, but what we gave.
Not our success, but our significance.
Not what we learned, but what we taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, or courage, that enriched, comforted, empowered, or encouraged others to emulate our example.
What will matter is not our competence, but our character.
Not how many people we knew, but how they felt when they knew us.
Not our memories, but the memories that live in those who love us.
What will matter is how we will be remembered, by whom, and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident.
WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE.
WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS GOING THROUGH A TEMPORARY HUMAN EXPERIENCE.