A good character is the best tombstone.
Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember
you when forget-me-nots have withered.
Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
- Charles Spurgeon
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
How do you want to be remembered? Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
What do you want written on your tombstone?
It won't be there if you haven't done it.
If you want "never missed a day of work," go for it,
but if you want it said that you radiated happiness to all around -
put a smile on every face - inspired us all to be the best we could be,
was a good friend, perhaps a loving spouse and parent,
you might want to start today to lighten up, and start to put happiness -
yours, your family's, and your friends -
ahead of material success or "achievement."
If you want to do it, do it - TODAY.
What you do TODAY is what others will remember. Make today count.
Further reading: New Year Suggestions
To Do That Which Will Endure
Seeds You Plant
Legacy to Future Generations
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