"For each of us eventually, we are ready or not, someday it will come to an end. There will be no more sun rises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected weather treasured or forgotten will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or owed. Your resentments, frustrations and jalousies will finally disappear. So too your hopes, ambitions, plans and to do list will expire. The wins and losses that once seem so important will fade away. It wont matter where you came from or on what side of the track you lived at the end. It wont matter if you are beautiful or brilliant, even your gender and skin colour 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 what you built. Not what you got, but what you gave. What will matter is not your success, but your significance. What will matter is not what you 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 are gone. What will matter is 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. A life lived that matters is not of circumstance, but of choice."