Monday, September 22, 2008

The Dash

Posted by Leona Bergstrom

We have spent time reflecting on what we want to experience in our lives, our “bucket lists” if you will. I talked with a friend today who reminded me of the poem, The Dash, written in 1996 by Linda Ellis. This profound poem reminds us that our tombstone will reflect the pre-determined date of our birth and of our death, but it is what lies between those dates that will be remembered by those who know us. It makes one pause to reflect on what we want that dash to include. You might enjoy watching The Dash film. Many churches and small groups are studying The One Month to Live book as a guide for thinking through The Dash. The tag line for the book is “thirty days to a no-regrets life.” Sounds like a great adventure.

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