Not what you gather, but what you scatter, will tell how you lived your life.
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I think that people often don’t think about that but it is so very true.
The deeds that you do, the words that you speak can have such an impact on other lives and can be remembered, long after you ‘scatter’ them.
Things that you do, earlier on, may become so sown in people’s memories, that they will remember/define you by those moments.
Many years ago, when I was a young and at school, there were a group of girls who bullied me unmercifully. Two of those girls, the ringleaders, have gone on to be very successfull and prominent people. However, to me and some other kids from that era, they will always be those nasty, spiteful bullies.
That’s what they scattered and I suspect that is how, to a certain extent, they still live their lives..
That sure makes you think….. What bits and pieces of myself have I left.
Karen — Yes, those two people may still be bullies; very sad. But sadder still is if they are now “reformed” and very nice, worthwhile people. Because they will never be able to go back and “correct” the seeds of hatefulness that were sown then. I know there are things I have done and ways I have behaved toward people when I was younger that I definitely wish I could correct now. But, that’s the consequence of those kind of actions — can’t be retrieved — already “sown.” The only thing that can be done about things like that is learn from them, and be better than that now.
Pam — It made me think too. When you are a talker like me, you’ve sown alot of words in 62 years, and not all of them wonderful ones. As I told Karen, all you can do is learn from those mistakes — no taking back.
Why do you insist on making me think? 🙂
Caution — Thank you. That’s what we hope to do for each other occasionally as fellow bloggers, isn’t it? 🙂
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