What are the qualities of life?
It can be shared forever, but cannot be kept forever.
When given to another, it brings great joy to all; when taken, the anguish for many is great.
It is sometimes maintained by less than a thread and sometimes lost despite the hope of millions.
Its frailty and end are obvious, but its strength and limits endless.
Share your life with others so they may have more joy.
When this life is over, let the meaning of our lives be found not on a list of accomplishments, but in the hearts and souls of the people with whom we shared our fragile existence.
Let our lives not be measured so much by what we did for others, but by what we helped people do for themselves.
-- by Mike Gass