“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Before I Go ...

When my life has reached its very end,
And I take that final breath,
I want to know I've left behind,
Some ‘good’ before my death.

I hope that in my final hour,
In all honesty I can say,
That somewhere in my lifetime,
I have brightened someone's day.

That maybe I have brought a smile
To someone else's face,
And made one moment a little sweeter,
While they dwelled here in this place.

God, please be my reminder
And whisper softly in my ear ...
To be a ‘giver’, not a ‘taker’,
In the years I have left here.

Give to me the strength I need,
Open up my mind and my soul.
That I might show sincere compassion,
And love to others before I go.

For if not a heart be touched by me,
And not a smile was left behind ...
Then the life that I am blessed with,
Will have been a waste of time.

With all my heart, I truly hope,
To leave something here on earth.
That touched another, made them smile
And gave to my life ... Worth!

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