I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of his friend.
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
From the beginning to the end.
He noted at first came the date of her birth
And spoke of the second with tears.
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.
So when your eulogy is being read
With your life's actions to rehash
Would you be pleased with the things they say
About how you spent your dash?
~ Author Unknown