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Start With Yourself

The following words were written on the tomb

of an Anglican bishop in the crypts of Westminister Abbey:


When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits,

I dreamed of changing the world.


As I grew older and wiser,

I discovered the world would not change,

so I shortened my sights somewhat

and decided to change only my country.

But it too seemed immovable.


As I grew into my twilight years,

in one last desperate attempt,

I settled for changing only family, those closest to me,

but alas, they would have none of it.


And now as I lay on my deathbed, I suddenly realize:

If I had only changed myself first,

then by example I would have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement,

I would then have been able to better my country

and, who knows, I may have even changed the world.


(I hope this message can contribute to you in somehow)

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