When It’s All Been Said And Done
During our Camino walk and our recent trip to Scotland and Ireland, we visited a number of very old graveyards (The image above was created a photograph I captured from the Isle of Iona off the coast of Scotland). Maybe it was the combined effect of visiting of these ancient grave sites and a song I was listening to recently called “When It’s All Been Said And Done” that got me to a reflective mood about my own death. I was thinking on the importance of never taking any of our moments we have here for granted. We really do not have the much time here on earth.
“When it’s all been said and done, all my treasures will mean nothing” goes one of the verses of the song. The expression “there are U-Haul’s behind hearses” comes to mind for me. Here is a good reminder for me as I pile up more stuff and those things I think I can not live without. When it’s all been said and done, will they say I loved my family more than my stuff? Will they say I was a faithful and true husband, father, grandfather and friend? What will be remembered of me ,when all’s said and done?
This year I became aware of an international speaker, author and business consultant named Matthew Kelly from Sydney, Australia. He has dedicated his life to helping people and organizations “to become the best versions of themselves“.
This is what I want to strive for in 2017 and they years I have left. To become the best version of myself so when it’s all been said and done, I will have no regrets and my Savior will say, “Well done, John!”.
Photograph of the Week
The image was created from a photograph taken in the Glencolmcille region of Ireland (Northwest coast). The are a number of these very old marker stones in this area of Ireland. Glencolmcille has a very ancient past with farmers settling in this valley as far back as 3000BC.