The Monday Morning Memo October 9th

Education & Training with SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert


Welcome to this edition of The Monday Memo Message.... I hope you had a wonderful weekend and found the time to relax and have some fun.  I also hope that you enjoy reading these messages as much as I enjoy sending them to you.  We all need to find a little inspiration in our lives and more importantly we need to pass it on to others.  If you really want to make yourself feel better help other people feel better.  If you really want to smile and laugh make other people smile and laugh.  If you really want to be loved make other people feel loved.  We were not put here on earth to work our lives away, to struggle, to feel pain or hurt, or to just reach the end.  We were put here so that each one of us could find our own unique purpose.  We were put here so that we could make a difference.  I know that the road is not always easy and we will struggle and we will feel pain or hurt on occasion. We need to understand that is just part of the journey and that no one situation can make or break us.  It maters what happens and what we do over a lifetime.  Let's make every moment, every year, and our life worthwhile.
It's a classic and worth reading over and over and over again...
I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end.
He noted that first came the date of her birth
And spoke of the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own,
The cars, the house, the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard;
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
That can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough
To consider what's true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we've never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect
And more often wear a smile,
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.
So when your eulogy is being read
With your life's actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?
© 1996 Linda Ellis
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.  Robert Frost
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.  Oscar Wilde
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.  Anais Nin
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.  George Bernard Shaw
Everything you can imagine is real.  Pablo Picasso
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.  Lewis Carroll
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.  Albert Einstein
People count; numbers don't.  Jay McHugh
Posted by



Jay McHugh,


Speaker and RainMaker

617 699 7442

Follow me on Twitter:

Comments (5)

Kimberly Bagni
Four Seasons Realty Partners at LAER - Northborough, MA
"Opening Doors to Home Ownership"

Perfect Monday morning message, Jay.  Thank you!


Oct 09, 2017 04:28 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Great Message here

We all need to find a little inspiration in our lives and more importantly we need to pass it on to others.

Oct 09, 2017 04:30 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Great message Jay McHugh Happy Columbus Day to you.

Oct 09, 2017 05:44 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Jay McHugh - You summed this up very well in your opening paragraph. Two words really sums it up for me..... "help others".  This was a great read - thank you!

Oct 09, 2017 06:59 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Jay. There is a lot here but the font is so small it was hard to read.

Oct 09, 2017 07:49 AM