Monday, November 06, 2006


Will your character stand the test of time?

Will you leave more than your memory behind?

Will you wear your battle scars proudly?

Will your good character proclaim your teacher loudly?

Will what you’ve done stand the test of time?


CyberCelt said...

Yeppers. I voted for Kinky Friedman for governor of Texas. I am just idealistic enough to pray that he wins.

Other than that, I have helped protect 3 different rivers. Helped prevent drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge. Stopped the sale of public lands to private hands.

I have made a difference in the life of several people who really did not know me. I like working in the background.

I am a Christian and that has stood the test of time.

Mushy said...

I do that too...they never know I pray for them but wonderful things have happened. If you just believe you too can work miracles!

Jose said...

I certaily hope that what I've done stands the test of time, but I haven't done anything extraordinary. I am just a simple man.

EC said...

No probably not
Yes, I think so
Nope, can't say that it will
I don't know yet, we'll see I guess

Well that is it in a nutshell :)

jan said...

I've never had the least desire to be famous, even for the proverbial 15 minutes. But like most people I want to quietly have a good influence on those I come in contact with.

Bruno said...

I feel kinda like that sign in the pic, old, ragged, and moldy! But, like it, I am still tryin' to "stand the test of time."

Fathairybastard said...

Well, I have saved a few street cats from a short life going from one dumpster to another. They're sprawled out around my chair as we speak. I keep several Chinese food places in business with regular visits. Help keep several credit card companies in business too. As a teacher, I try to open people up to their history and the way their government works, and I think I do a pretty good job there. An old student from a few years ago stopped me out of the blue in the grocery store the other week and told me that she is now teaching History at a local high school. She thanked me and said I was a huge inspiration to her. That sort of thing leads me to believe that in the end I will have had a large impact on at least a few people, but won't really get anything but a fuzzy feeling out of it. Who knows. Maybe someone 50 years from now will remember me and think they had a good time and learned something profound in my class. God nows, I'll be doin' this shit till I'm 80. Still be broke and in debt then too, but they'll be rollin' me into the room and pluggin' me in to a computer or somethin'. That's if the job isn't completely replaced with some CGI version by then.

Mushy said...

FHB - I'm sure you can't help but be an inspiration to others in the classroom.

Bruno - Yeah, when I took the photo, I kept thinking it was a self-portrait!

Bruno said...

And it don't appear as if anyone's gonna attempt to move us any time soon, either! I think we just might've started a NEW hair-style, kind of a "natural, down-to-earth" look! Of course, with NO artificial colors added!

Jason B. Graves said...

So much of what we do directly impacts another in their daily life and remembering that should helps us be a little more respectful. I like your blog and I'm sure you'll see more of me-