Sunday, January 23, 2011
What Will Be Said About You?
Excerpt from the book, “What Makes the Great Great” by Dennis P. Kimbro
When it’s all said and done, what will others say about you? What does it all come down to?
We sweat and labor to find our place. We take ourselves so seriously, overreacting to the insignificant events of each passing day. Then, finally, even for the kindest and the wisest among us, upon our death all these experiences fade into history and our lives are summarized in a twenty-minute speech and a moment of silence. It hardly seems worth the effort. But, when your moment comes, because it surely will, what will be said about you? How will others describe your moment on earth? Did you give it your all? Did you do your best? Did you scatter flowers as you walked this path? Did you?
•Did you utilize your talents, those gifts at birth so endowed to you by God Almighty?
•Did you develop a burning desire that is required if all achievement?
•Did you stand up for the rights of others against the undesirable influence and threats of enemies?
•Did you work faithfully and make the best of your opportunities?
•Did you save your money so that you could pay your way in this world and yet be generous to those in need? Did you master money or did you allow money to master you?
•Did you bathe each day in the golden glow of enthusiasm?
•Did you render more and better service that that which you were paid for?
•Did you love your fellow human beings without regard to race, creed or color?
•Did you forgive and forget those that may have harmed you?
•Did you accept full responsibility for the successes as well as the failures in your life?
•Did you seek the seed of triumph in every adversity?
•Did you share yourself with others without expecting reward or payment in return?
•Did you abide by the Golden Rule?
•Did you know the greatest blessing: Peace
•Did you know the greatest obstacle: Ignorance
•Did you know the greatest challenge: Understanding
•Did you know the greatest mistake: Conformity
•Did you know the greatest race: The Human Race
•Did you know the greatest strength: Faith
•Did you know the greatest weakness: Pride
•Did you know the greatest day: Today
•Did you know the greatest word: Thanks
•Did you know the greatest among us: Whoever Serves
•Did you know the greatest message: Hope
•Did you know the greatest of these: Love
•Did you pray?
•Did you do your best?
Posted by Shane Dreiling at 5:35 PM