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  • In the dash...

    > > >I read of a man who stood to speak
    > > >At the funeral of a friend
    > > >He referred to the dates on her tombstone
    > > >From the beginning...to the end.
    > > >
    > > >He noted that first came her date of birth
    > > >And spoke the following date with tears,
    > > >But he said what mattered most of all
    > > >Was the dash between those years.
    > > >(1934-1998)
    > > >
    > > >For that dash represents all the time
    > > >That she spent alive on earth...
    > > >And now only those who loved her
    > > >Know what that little line is worth.
    > > >
    > > >For it matters not, how much we own;
    > > >The cars...the house...the cash,
    > > >What matters is how we live and love
    > > >And how we spend our dash.
    > > >
    > > >So think about this long and hard...
    > > >Are there things you'd like to change?
    > > >For you never know how much time is left,
    > > >That can still be rearranged.
    > > >
    > > >If we could just slow down enough
    > > >To consider what's true and real,
    > > >And always try to understand
    > > >The way other people feel.
    > > >
    > > >And be less quick to anger,
    > > >And show appreciation more
    > > >And love the people in our lives
    > > >Like we've never loved before.
    > > >
    > > >If we treat each other with respect,
    > > >And more often wear a smile..
    > > >Remembering that this special dash
    > > >May last only a little while.
    > > >
    > > >So, when your eulogy's being read
    > > >With your life's actions to rehash...
    > > >Would you be proud of the things they say
    > > >About how you spent your dash?
    > > >
    > > >If you have received this, it means that you are
    > > >truly special to the one who sent this to you.
    > > >I am glad that you're in and part of my dash.
    > > >Send this on to the ones you care about even
    > > >if it means sending it back to the one who sent
    > > >it to you
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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    Re: In the dash...

    Lisa, You will forever be in my dash and I know of everyone associated with this web site.
    Chuck B

    An inch is a cinch, a yard is hard

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    • #3
      Re: In the dash...

      Thanks Chuck...My sister-in-law sent that to me the other day. I thought you would all enjoy it!
      Lisa
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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