Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Burgoo with a Friend

Today, my friend Rexy fetched me at the condo. We exchanged gifts. She gave me ham, grapes, pineapple juice and Coke Zero.

We went to Burgoo in Podium. We ordered their special offer for five people. We had two appetizers - cheesy fries and onion rings - and two entrees - linguini with clams and mexican pizza. We didn't finish the onion rings and pizza so I asked RR to give them to his staff.
We talked about work and common friends and ourselves.

We then went to Edsa Shrine. I lined up for confession. The others took long. But when my turn came, it didn't even take five minutes! Nevertheless, it feels soooh good to get the forgiveness of God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Rexy brought me back to the condo because she helped me carry the stuff she gave me. We drank some juice before she left.

I just read a beautiful email entitled "Live a Life that Matters". It read like this:

Ready or not, someday it will come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours, or days.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed important will fade away.
It won't matter where you came from, or on what side of the tracks you lived, at the end.
It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.
Even your gender or skin color will be irrelevant.

So what will matter?
How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought but what you built;
not what you got, but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered, or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew but how many will feel a lasting loss when you're gone.
What will matter is not your memories but the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.

Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident.
It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice.

Choose to live a life that matters.

- Author: Michael Josephson

Beautiful, isn't it? So inspiring!

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