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A LIFE THAT COUNTS (a mother’s last words to her children)

by Wale Adekoya © 2005

It is not how long you live, my child,
But how well.

It's easier to attain great power
than it is to let good governance flower
To work and live life selfishly
than it is to leave a legacy

It is not how much you have, my child,
But how content.

How many laurels or degrees
Compared with time spent on your knees
How many houses, lands and ships
To how much truth comes from your lips

It is not what men say of you, my child,
But what God says.

The greatest tragedy is not death
But a life that does not count each breath
A privilege and a debt to pay
To the One who takes that breath away!

It is not how long you live, my child,
But how well.

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