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Before I Go...


BEFORE I GO

When my life has reached it's very end, And I take that final breath,

I want to know I've left behind, Some "good" before my death.

I hope that in my final hour, In all honesty I can say,

That somewhere in my lifetime, I have brightened someone's day.

That maybe I have brought a smile To someone else's face,

And made one moment a little sweeter, While they dwelled here in this place.

Lord, please be my reminder And whisper softly in my ear...

To be a "giver", not a "taker", In the years I have left here.

Give to me the strength I need, Open up my mind and my soul.

That I might show sincere compassion, And love to others before I go.

For if not a heart be touched by me, And not a smile was left behind...

Then the life that I am blessed with, Will have been a waste of time.

With all my heart, I truly hope, To leave something here on earth.

That touched another, made them smile And gave to my life worth.

~~ Author Unknown ~~


SO LITTLE TIME

So little time to say the things
You'd really like to say -

Before you even find the words,
The time just slips away.

So little time to do the things
You feel that you must do.

So treasure, like the purest gold,
The time God's given you.

So little time to dream your dreams,
For youth has passed its prime,

And all too soon you realize
That there's ... so little time.

So little time to reach the height
To which you're bound to climb,

For swiftly pass the waning years,
And there's ... so little time.

So little time to pass regrets,
And less, to make amends,

Yet God can heal the deepest wounds
In chosen, cherished friends.

So little time to share God's love
And beauty here on earth,

And know, before His endless time,
Their meaning and true worth.

Oh, yes, there is so little time
To seek the hidden door

That opens up to heaven's time,
Where time's forevermore.

~~ Author Unknown ~~

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