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I'm jumping back in with Barbara's The Week in Words weekly meme!
As usual, I have a couple of quotes from friends' Facebook pages. I love having friends who have the depth of character to post more than just trivial things to their status updates!
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. ~~ Charles Spurgeon
I recently read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and one of the exercises in the book has you imagine your own funeral, decide how you want to be remembered by those you love, and act accordingly now. That was a powerful image for me; I think it's a great way to get some perspective on what your true values and priorities are. I think this quote summed up that exercise perfectly!
What a great reminder to think in terms of the eternal rather than the temporal!
"Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity." —Spurgeon
I read this last quote on the blog A Wise Woman Builds Her Home.
The castle is not more important than the king that dwells within.