As time goes on and we reflect
On the things we’ve said and done;
The places we’ve been, the people we’ve met
And we think of all the fun
We realize the marks we leave in life
Aren’t made of stone or steel
But rather of the lives we’ve touched
And how we make folks feel.
For people are far more valuable
Than achievements great and high,
Than cars or planes or space shuttles
Or buildings reaching to the sky.
You and I can leave our mark in life
By doing all we can
To serve and praise and uplift
The lives of children, women, and men.
— Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE