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Posted on Tue, Nov 15, 2005 20:08

A man stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone,
From the beginning...to the end.

He noted that first came her date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth...
And now only those who loved her,
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
The cars...the house...the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard...
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what's true and real,
And always try to understand
The way other people feel

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile..
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy's being read
With your life's actions to rehash...
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?



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Posted on Tue, Apr 25, 2006 06:06

jaded55 write:
Yes i also love the dash, u see , i lost my son 6 yrs ago,, he died in an auto accident with his 2 good friends, and the dash in between was his life. What i would give to have spent 5 more minutes with him, he was 18 yrs old . Having the time of his life. But God needed him more than i did. I was privilaged to be his mom. To love and watch him grow into a young man. And now he is sharing his life with our precious Almighty. In a Beautiful place. May u all have a wonderful Dash!!!!!!!!!

jaded:
Your son looks like a well-loved young man. I am sure he is lovin' you. A lot of people here on bk have lost a child.

Hope your dash is filled with people who appreciate you and make you laugh!

DD

  


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Posted on Mon, Apr 24, 2006 20:40

I received this poem about a month ago via email. It was so profoundly thought provoking that I immediately passed it along to several friends. I received allot of positive feedback as a result.

To say it brings cause for reflection is an understatement..

Thanks for share'n.

My sincere condolenses for the loss of your son. I can only imagine the pain you must have felt.



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Posted on Mon, Apr 24, 2006 18:41

Profound...it certainly makes you reflect on your life...and to not say, "I'll do it tomorrow" because it just might never come, either for you or someone you dearly love. Live every day like it's your last, and appreciate it all. Thanks Rev!



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Posted on Sun, Apr 23, 2006 10:39

Yes i also love the dash, u see , i lost my son 6 yrs ago,, he died in an auto accident with his 2 good friends, and the dash in between was his life. What i would give to have spent 5 more minutes with him, he was 18 yrs old . Having the time of his life. But God needed him more than i did. I was privilaged to be his mom. To love and watch him grow into a young man. And now he is sharing his life with our precious Almighty. In a Beautiful place. May u all have a wonderful Dash!!!!!!!!!

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Posted on Thu, Nov 24, 2005 17:42

Thanks rev and whisk, those two articles makes today special when you are setting in the circle of family and friends giving Thanks for being able to all be together.



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Posted on Thu, Nov 24, 2005 05:15

That was great rev ....and whisk liked that one also .You just never know!



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Posted on Wed, Nov 23, 2005 06:46

Here's one for you Rev:

While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground.
"That's my son over there," she said, pointing to a
little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide.
"He's a fine looking boy" the man said. "That's my son on the swing in the blue sweater.
" Then, looking at his watch, he called to his son.
"What do you say we go, Todd?"
Todd pleaded, "Just five more minutes, Dad. Please? Just five more minutes."
The man nodded and Todd continued to swing to his heart's content.
Minutes passed and the father stood and called again to his son. "Time to go now?"
Again Todd pleaded, "Five more minutes, Dad. Just five
more minutes."
The man smiled and said, "O.K."
"My, you certainly are a patient father," the woman responded.
The man smiled and then said, "My older son Tommy was killed by a
drunk driver last year while he was riding his bike near here.
I never spent much time with Tommy and now I'd give anything
for just five more minutes with him. I've vowed not to make the
same mistake with Todd. He thinks he has five more minutes to swing.
The truth is, I get Five more minutes to watch him play."
Life is all about making priorities, what are your priorities?
Give someone you love 5 more minutes of your time today.



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Posted on Tue, Nov 22, 2005 16:40

And makes you think about how you're living your own life day to day-dash to dash
Tks Rev - Great stuff



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Posted on Tue, Nov 22, 2005 16:33

Thank you to all who share this DASHing life of mine.

DD

  


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Posted on Thu, Nov 17, 2005 12:14

Thanks Rev,

What beautiful words.

I'll never be able to look at another headstone the same way again....

Always will be thinkin about their "dash" - and mine. Hmmmmm.

  


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Posted on Thu, Nov 17, 2005 10:34

smile2005 write:
Thank you, Rev...I have always loved this one...Thank you for being part of my dash...you too Weenie!! Thank you everyone here in our BK family for being a part of my dash...Hugs!!

Oh Dash it all!! ok, sorry, this is serious...leaving now



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Posted on Thu, Nov 17, 2005 09:43

Thanks Rev for the reminder, this is so true and you really don't think about it until you've lost someone you have loved in your lifetime.



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Posted on Wed, Nov 16, 2005 18:08

Thanks Rev...something to ponder



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Posted on Wed, Nov 16, 2005 16:10

Hey Rev,

So true. That we came and went is not as important and what we do while we are here.

Hello Smile,

I'm still around. I jusy haven't posted lately.



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Posted on Wed, Nov 16, 2005 14:25

Thank you, Rev...I have always loved this one...Thank you for being part of my dash...you too Weenie!! Thank you everyone here in our BK family for being a part of my dash...Hugs!!

  


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Posted on Wed, Nov 16, 2005 12:23

Thanks Rev....very important words here, may we take them to heart and live the best we can, take care of those who need it, enjoy the laughter and love offered to us and share all we have with them.

  


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