Articles and thoughts by Steve Green.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear people talk about you after you’re gone? I mean, wouldn’t it be interesting to get a little preview of the kind of impression you have made on the world? Well, I had that rare opportunity today!
A national radio program from California used one of my songs on yesterday’s broadcast and at the end of the song the speaker referred to me as “the late Steve Green!” Imagine my surprise. He thought I was departed! I replayed the segment a few times trying to determine if there was any sorrow in his voice, any grief or angst. But alas, it was just a passing comment and then on to the main point.
That’s it? Just “the late Steve Green? I’m afraid that’s kind of how it really is. We are all rather quickly forgotten. Sure, friends and family members gather and thankfully, recall the best and noteworthy of our lives, but it doesn’t take long before life moves on and the memory of our time here begins to fade.
So, the moral of the story is that we mustn’t take ourselves too seriously or merely strive for public approval. Instead, when our end nears, the circle of significant people is rather small. That’s where our investment should be made. Then, we mustn’t overlook the importance of our time on this earth. Even though life is brief and the marks we make are gradually erased like the incoming tide washes the beach, we still have an important role to play. Each of us is here for such a time as this. And lastly, keep laughing, loving and living each day to the fullest!
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