A Measure of our Lives

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

The measure of one’s life is not the accumulation of wealth, degrees or even friends. It is the totality of one’s mistakes and triumphs and how we accepted each victory or success, or how we scrutinized and mended or fixed the errors and blunders that were made

A MEASURE OF OUR LIVES

By Al Garcia

The measure of one’s life is not the accumulation of wealth, degrees or even friends.  It is the totality of one’s mistakes and triumphs and how we accepted each victory or success, or how we scrutinized and mended or fixed the errors and blunders that were made.  It is a test of one’s wisdom borne of self-awareness and reflection.  For no one can know what lies inside your beating heart or what private passions define your inner soul other than yourself.

We are taught the rights and wrongs of growing up.  We are trained and educated to think and analyze and reflect.  But we are never taught to feel or care or love, for that is what makes each one of us unique.

Too proud sometimes to admit our faults and slips and gaffes.  Too vain and arrogant to concede the humanness of missteps and indiscretions.  Too cowardly to recognize the apathy or loathing we may feel – all traits that we hide and veil beneath unspoken words and unshed tears.

The measure of our life is not the truths or lies or stolen moments or regretful words or deeds once uttered, thought or done.  It is the pleasure and the joy of having touched the life of others without regard or expectation, that fulfills and completes the person you were meant to be.


Submitted: May 23, 2021

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