Will you make a difference while you are here?

Will you make a difference while you are here?

Will you make a difference while you are here?

Each January most of us have grand visions of how we are going to change our lives in the coming year. New Year’s resolutions we call them. Unfortunately, I believe the reason this does not end up coming to fruition is that we focus mainly on things and money.

I learned a long time ago that money and things are a by-product of what we do. A by-product of who we are and who we have become and what you become is ultimately what really matters.

Michael Josephson said it well in the poem titled “What will matter”.


Ready or not, someday it will come to an end There’ll 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 into 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 so important will fade away.

It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived at the end.

It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.

Even your gender and 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 which built; not what you got, but which gave. What will matter is not your success, but your significance.

What will matter is not what you’ve 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 are 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 a life that matters.


Make 2022 an exceptional year for everyone around you


Brian McCullough Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX of Nanaimo
#1-5140 Metral Drive
Nanaimo, BC V9T 2K8
Office: (250) -751 – 1223
Email: brian@mmshomes.com

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