People today are trying to define themselves by what they can get out of life:
What they wear, how they look, how much stuff they have, what kind of car they drive.
I’ve been to a lot of funerals and have never yet eulogised for a person for any of that kind of stuff.
They never talk about what a nice house they had or a nice car they drove.
It’s always about the relationships.
Were they kind? Were they generous? Did they help others?
It’s always what they talked about because that’s all that really counts in the end.
The people you touched are your real legacy. You’re not defined by what you take from this world.
The fact is you won’t take anything with you.
You’re defined by what you leave behind, what you give to this world and by how you impact other people.
It’s been said that there’s only two ways to live: You can either love things and use people, or you can love people and use things.
I’ve made my choice. I’m going to love people and use things.
People, they last forever.
Everything else just burns.