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Will You Live Your Dash? | Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles
I read The Dash over twenty years ago when a friend sent it to me. I was both excited and overwhelmed at the simplicity and profound meaning within. So much that I wrote and pinned it where I can see it often. Every single day. It’s a beautiful affirmation and a reminder to live our best lives. I thought it was perfect for the first Wednesday Wisdom post of the year. When Linda Ellis wrote The Dash poem in 1996, she probably had no idea how impactful the poem would become. The poem is an inspirational reminder that it’s not about the number of years we spend on this earth, it’s about how we live those years that truly matters. WHAT DOES LIVE YOUR DASH MEAN? To “live your Dash” means to boldly live a life that impassions you while positively impacting your family, friends, community and even strangers. Your Dash need not be perfect; it’s an ongoing journey to living a life filled with joy and intention, and it looks different for everyone. Let’s now enjoy the poem. THE DASH By Linda Ellis, Copyright © 1996-2018 Southwestern Inspire Kindness, Inc., thedashpoem.com I read of a man who stood to speak at a funeral …