Monday, February 06, 2006

One moment in time

One thing struck me yesterday. When Hines Ward went up to collect his MVP award, the announcer said that from now on he will always be able to walk in the procession of former MVP's. That means that his place is cemented in history, his achievements permanently rewarded. Just for a couple of good catches.

It got me thinking about every positive act we do, every smile we pay someone, brightening up their day. Helping out our spouse, parents, boss. Sparing a word or a thought for G-d, acting on our beliefs, improving the world, assisting a little old lady cross the street, doing a favor for a friend.

These acts get encased in eternity. Forever engraved in the sands of time and enscribed in the divine history books, never to be taken away from us. We can always walk tall with our heads held up high, come what may. Proud of our achievements, the good deeds that carry us through. The difference we make, not just to the here and now but to infinity and beyond (thanks Buzz!).

So people, be proud of who you are and what you've done, for your accomplishments and good deeds - we all have them and they can never be deleted.



At 2/06/2006 8:33 AM, Blogger Mata Hari said...

That's a nice thought - especially when you're feeling like you (one) should be doing more. MH

At 2/06/2006 2:06 PM, Blogger FrumGirl said...

But is this abstract thought enough incentive to do the right thing? Probably not... we should probably think about how doing good deeds will affect us positively mind body and soul... and that is a reward in and of itself....

At 2/07/2006 5:22 AM, Blogger Datingmaster, Jerusalem said...

yes it hard to understand what you mean
are you talking about efforts and endeavour in life?

At 2/07/2006 6:48 AM, Blogger Eshet Chayil said...

you know...I have no trouble understanding this post. When I hit the end, it made me smile.

At 2/07/2006 7:51 PM, Blogger Littleredridinghoodie said...


As you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that the road is long,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the angry Poseidon -- do not fear them:
You will never find such as these on your path,
if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine
emotion touches your spirit and your body.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops,
the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter,
if you do not carry them within your soul,
if your soul does not set them up before you.

Pray that the road is long.
That the summer mornings are many, when,
with such pleasure, with such joy
you will enter ports seen for the first time;
stop at Phoenician markets,
and purchase fine merchandise,
mother-of-pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
and sensual perfumes of all kinds,
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
visit many Egyptian cities,
to learn and learn from scholars.

Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
To arrive there is your ultimate goal.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
It is better to let it last for many years;
and to anchor at the island when you are old,
rich with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.

Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage.
Without her you would have never set out on the road.
She has nothing more to give you.

And if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
Wise as you have become, with so much experience,
you must already have understood what Ithacas mean.

Constantine P. Cavafy (1911)


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