Friday, June 22, 2012

Quickly Forgotten

Let me tell you a grim secret: When you are dead and gone, most of the things you said and achieved, or that you considered to be significant, will be quickly forgotten. If there is anything you did which is remembered, it is likely to be something you would have considered as insignificant.

Does the name Clement Moore ring a bell? One hundred and fifty years ago, he was a world famous professor of ancient literature at Columbia University. He produced the first Hebrew Dictionary. But do you know what he is best remembered for? A children's Christmas poem he wrote for his children. It goes like this:

"'Twas the night before Christmas,

And all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring,

Not even a mouse…"

Do you know what people will remember about you one day? Simple acts of kindness and generosity.

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