Today I was informed that my friend who had cancer passed away. His struggle with the disease is over. His contemplation with what he had done, not done, who he has loved and not loved is over. His chance to be different, do different or make a difference is over. His story has ended.
Your life is not a dress rehearsal. We might not get too many chances to do what we love or be with who we love. But we are given many opportunities to make our life matter on a daily basis. We can smile at the grocery clerk. We can wave at the police officer. We can hug our child’s teacher. We can donate our time. We can volunteer our skills. We can make our life matter.
One of my favorite quotes, “I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”, by Maya Angelou.
Does your life matter?