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1/7/09

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.....

A Message to share:

~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 disappear.

~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 are 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.
~"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give"

21 comments:

Malika said...

I like this post very much, thank you! It makes one think!

Kaleena said...

I really like this post! I linked to it from a post of my own I hope that you don't mind (let me know if you do).

Empress Anisa said...

Geesh... a woman definitely after my heart- a very truly important post! Those words echo my most inner thoughts- nice to read them!

Mona said...

Such an important reminder, so well written.

Ms.Unique said...

Beautiful post ... I love the way it's written ..... Jazak Allah Khairan ....

Rabia said...

That was beautiful Hijabee =)

Empress Anisa said...

My favotite passage is the last one... forget the author but a beautifully true one- okay, I think I need a daily dose of Hijabee! lol

hijabee said...

Assalamualeikum,
I'm glad you like it. It made me think when I read it :)

Kaleena,
No, I don't mind at all. Thanks for linking :)

Empress Anisa,
The last one made me think about what's important in life as well! :)

Yasmeen said...

Another thoughtful post,well written sister:)

Jamaican Hijabi said...

MashaAllah, nice post, good food for thought.

Anonymous said...

BRAVO!

JaLpArI said...

Masha Allah
a very beautiful post, my sister!!!
so true.....

ADK said...

a good post. thank you

American Muslima Writer said...

Masha'Allah well written and very touching. I loved it!

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Safiyyah said...

Salaams Dear:

Beautiful post!

hijabee said...

Jalpari, ADK, Anonymous
Thanks for reading! I'm glad you like it :)

American Muslima Writer,
Thanks for stopping by and adding my blog to your list. I will go and check it out and add the icon as well!

Safiyyah,
Assalamualeikum. Thanks for reading :)

M.J. said...

BABY TOOSHIES!!! *PINCH*

JASMINA said...

Oh Hijabee...so nice,nice,nice...and inspireing!During the week,when I read this post I was so tired and I could not get it.But,today I am thankful that you wrote about what really matters in life,and I will for sure choose to live a significant life.
You have a poetic soul girl :)!

tee dimensionist said...

So so so true!
Thanks for sharing : )

yasmeen said...

Inshallah the truth will win!