“When you approach the end of your life what will be among your most cherished memories? Will it be how successful you were on the job? How much money you had in the bank? The size of the house you lived in or the kind of car you drove? Most likely not. What you want is to remember and be remembered for how much love you shared in your life. You want to leave this earth knowing that you touched other people and allowed yourself to have deep, meaningful relationships. You want to know that you made a contribution and left the world a better place. These are the things that truly matter.”
Canfield, Jack. Hansen, Mark Victor. Marston, Stephanie. Life Lessons for Women, Health Communications, Inc., Deerfield Beach, Florida: 2004.