Well, how has everybody’s week been? Mine has been great! We have had lots of fun and lots of finding this week! We found a new investigator out in Eel Ground (1st Nation area) HE is really cool! He had met with missionaries before but, the only thing that stopped him was that he didn’t feel like he needed to be baptized again! So we are hoping to teach him the Restoration and really focus on the Restoration of the Priesthood! Well, I have given a poem by somebody at the soup kitchen and it reads
“I read of a man who 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 those dates with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between the 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 the dash.
So think long and hard…
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
What 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?
I truly now understand how to love the Savior’s way! I know that if we truly help those in need and to be kind and sensitive to those around us that we will live our “DASH” a lot happier and have more peace and joy! I love this poem!
Well I hope everybody had a great week!