The following is via Simone Netherlands’ FB page:
As if life hasn’t been hard enough for Paul Watson lately, he recently lost his brother, who was also an inspiration to save our oceans just like Paul is. This is from his page:
“For each of us eventually, whether we are ready or not, someday it will come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or owed; so too your hopes, ambitions, plans and “to do” lists will expire.
It won’t matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived at the end. It won’t matter if you’re beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured? What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built, not what you got, but what you gave. What will matter is not your success but your significance. What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught. What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered, helped or encouraged another life. What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those that loved you.
Your life will be measured by the difference, good or bad, that you made in the world. A life lived that matters is not a circumstance, it’s a choice.”