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Monday, February 7, 2011

Reflection Day

Today I was spending the day lost in thought.  Lost in the thoughts about what could not be.  And lost in the thoughts of what I hope to be.

Today is my reflection day.

What Will Matter
By Michael Josephson

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no days, no hours, or minutes.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass on to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevant.
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 all expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won’t matter where you come from, or on what side of the tracks you lived.
It won’t matter whether you are beautiful or brilliant.
Your gender, skin color, ethnicity 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 and 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 knew you, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories of 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.

I have another appointment tomorrow.  I am excited to get more medications which will help me get 1 step closer to be a mother.  Since the past few days have been filled with some ups and downs of emotions.  I was super happy to see my "retail therapy" had arrived.

I had wanted these earrings since I first laid eyes on them.  Another Project Wedding bride had purchased them from the Etsy seller BeautifulEars.  Nikki had known I wanted these so bad so she went above and beyond to help get me a paid of Love Knot earrings, even when she ran out of stock on them.

I'm feeling the love!

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