A person so insignificant that his greatest achievement was the smile on someone else’s face.
If there is one thing I remember about him, he would probably not want me to say it.
His life was one long one liner. His death, a welcome break for everyone.
He never seemed to fear death, it was life that drove him crazy.
And so it might go on forever. Truth is a smile is probably my biggest achievement.
Not the smile of passing gas or a well placed finger under a rib or toe. What I really love are the smiles that come when we unwrap some little or big truth about ourselves that we have been hiding from or suppressing. A truth that maybe we have already discovered in ourselves before and were not pleased. Those big truths that may have pissed us off or made us hate that in ourselves or that we contributed to it in someone else. (God knows these are no big problems or faults within ourselves.) I love it when it happens to me, whether it comes from my own mental drifting or waves thrown up against the side of my boat by someone else. I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the help of others, in fact I might still be alive.
Clearly death is a reality we can not escape, otherwise there would not be a word for it in every language known to mankind. Take the word Unicorn, not every culture has unicorns. Thank God I was born in a land that has unicorns. And thank unicorns I was born into a family that had God. At different times in my life there have been people I didn’t like or was not happy with and in all honesty I was probably rather displeased with God at times too. The greatest personal event for me was the day I met God face to face, although He was a bit unGodly looking so what I saw was probably not God. However the voice and the following discussion was most certainly God. To those who might say I was just hearing my own ego, I saw then that makes me God so take my word for it.
I had always felt I was more than a rock or a multicellular organism. Today I guess I am just dust again, but I was and I am more than that. It is a wonderful thing to love and be loved. Some one had to start the love, love needs a point of view to start and love needs another point to love. God is both. Love doesn’t end with death. My grandparents are dead, my love for them, our love for them is not. My hate for people is. Hate does die, if you let it. The day I really met God I let go of hate. Yes it has crept back into my world monetarily a couple times, but what a great thing it was when I let it go again. A powerful reminder of God and Love again. The smiles of others were my greatest achievement, without a doubt. My biggest smile and longest lasting experiencing the eternal love of God. We are waiting for you, but no need to hurry!