Sunrise - Sunset
I was born on June 24, 1978 in Westminster, CA. I'm 37 years old. Sometimes I feel like I've lived soooooo long. Even the word "lifetime" sounds like an eternity. But what I've learned is that life isn't the actual length of time you're living and breathing. It's how you lived your life, what you did during that lifetime that really counts.
My husband was working on a project for someone that recently lost a loved one. They gave him over a hundred pictures and wanted him to make a slideshow with some music. He was workin on it yesterday, and after a few hours, he came and showed me the finished product. I didn't know this man, but my husband knew him and his family. As I watched the pictures go by, it was obvious that he was loved by this huge family, his grown kids, his grandkids, and his great grandkids. Happiness, love, laughter filled the slideshow. It appeared that he lived a pretty full life.
There's one thing that is promised to every living person on this earth. It's that everyone has a day that their story will end. The thing that sets us all apart is what we do with our life. Every tombstone has a date of birth and a date of death, with a little dash in between. But that small line has a huge meaning. It's everything in between those two dates that really means something.
What do you think you'll leave behind when you're gone? What will people remember about you? If someone that didn't know you were to look at a slideshow of pictures you took during your life, what conclusion could they come to?