I read of a man who stood to speak at a funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears but said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them 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 lived and loved 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 still can be rearranged.
To 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 lived your dash?
by Linda Ellis, Copyright © 1996-2050, https://thedashpoem.com/.
Heartfelt condolences to the loss of your Husband/Father/Papa... I remember him as a quiet gentle soul who worked hard to support his family. His smile and twinkle in his eye spoke volumes. Such a great Man who will be missed but left many memories behind to bring joy and comfort during your loss.
Hugs xo Jeanine and Steve
Oh sweet uncle b, my condolences too the whole family 💕
Uncle B,may You rest in peace,Amen condolences to all the family,may Almighty grant strength through this time Amen, love from all in SA.
Heartfelt condolences in your loss
Huge void to fill but he taught u all well
A beautiful tribute to a wonderful Man and to a Life well lived
Hugs to all