Last Words…


Dear Jack ~ Life is short.  This concept isn’t designed to be negative, dreary or driven by despair.  On the contrary, it is meant to be inspiring, mindful and uplifting.  Your Aunt (my sister) works at the Hospice House which gives her a unique perspective into the final moments and thoughts of folks that are leaving this earthly world.  Below are the last words of one of this world’s most “successful” human beings (notice the quotes); successful by society’s standards.  This advice is timeless, practical and these final thoughts are worth reflecting on repeatedly.  Leave a legacy…

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world.

In other’s eyes, my life is an epitome of success.

However, aside from work, I have little joy.  In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

At this moment, lying on a sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of God drawing closer…

Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth…

Should be something that is more important:

Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days…

Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person intwo a twisted being, just like me.

God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.

The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me.

What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love.

That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on.

Love can travel a thousand miles.  Life has not limit.  Go where you want to go.  Reach the height you want to reach.  It’s all in your heart and in your hands.

What is the most expensive bend in the world?  The sick bed.

You can employ smeone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.

Material things lost can be found.  But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost.  Life.

When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize there is one bok that he has yet to finish reading.  The book of Healthy Life.

Whichever state in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.

Treasure love for your family, love for your spouse, and love for your friends.

Treat yourself well.  Cherish others.”

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