Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Dash

At Everett's funeral on Saturday, there was a lot of speakers from his church, his high school, and from our college that spoke about the memories they had with Everett.

One of the ones that stood out to me the most was a poem that one of them read.

The Dash
I read of a man who stood 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 And spoke the following date with tears, 1964-1994 But he said what mattered most of all Was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time That she spent alive on earth.. And now only those who loved her Know what that little line is worth. For it matters not,how much we own; The cars..the house..the cash, What matters is how we live and love And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard. Are there things you”d like to change? For you never know how much time is left, That can still be rearranged. If we could just slow down enough To consider 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 Might only last a little while.

So,when your eulogy’’s being read With your life’s actions to rehash.. Would you be proud of the things they say About how you spent your dash?

I thought that this poem was perfect.  It really does make you think about the way you spend your life.


Summer is in full swing.  I had my last final yesterday and tomorrow I start my first day of my new job. I'm really nervous, but also very excited for this new start to my life.
More about it tomorrow! xo 

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