The Marks We Leave

Franklin Falls Trail, North Bend, Washington, USA

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

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