Seconds from yesterday are forgotten,
The minutes turned into hours
hours to days
Days to months
Months to years
Years to decades
And decades to centuries.
Soon our present will be memories,
Our stories to be retold
but only if we made a difference
otherwise we will be forgotten
If we only live for ourselves
no one will remember
the houses we owned, the cars we drove
the clothes we wore,
the holidays we took, hands we shook,
salaries we earned, friends we had.
If we do not make a difference,
in the life of another.
Nothing will be remembered,
For our greatest impact is felt,
When we live for more than ourselves.
Today is a new day,
We can make a difference.