" THE DASH - MOMbisyosa


useful life tips and lessons for dear kababayans

Friday, August 29, 2014


Mombisyosa is sharing today this poem which has been enjoyed by millions around the world.
It is a piece of beauty making us think about how we should all live our lives (similar to the poem
by Michael Josephson called What Will Matter)

The words have changed many lives. They could change yours, too.

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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 her birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
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.

tombstone the 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 is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

Credits to Linda Ellis.  Please visit her store for great THE DASH products.


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