5/24/12 – The Sum of a Person’s Life


“It’s difficult to understand the sum of a person’s life… Some people would tell you it’s measured by the ones left behind, some believe it can be measured in faith, some say by love, other folks say life has no meaning at all… Me, I believe you measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you…”

– The Bucket List

First of all, GREAT movie! If you haven’t seen it, you should. I can’t promise you won’t cry, but I can promise you will learn a thing or two about life.

That being said, I think that life has meaning, so that part of the quote doesn’t apply to how I measure a person’s life. I agree with all of the above, but particularly with the end, “Me, I believe you measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.” Did you ever look at it this way? It’s like that old saying, “You are who you hang with.”

This reminds me how truly important my friendships are. My friends aren’t just random people in my life. I have chosen them carefully and take pride in who they all are. I affect their lives as they equally affect mine. At the end of the day, I want to live my life better knowing this..love a little stronger, care a little more, work a little harder and know that someone else measures themselves by me in some way. That in itself makes life worth living to the fullest. I want to put my time, energy and love into GREAT people. This way, I can be sure that my life is measured at the highest point possible.


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