TFT: The True Measurement of Life

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;
In feelings, not in figures on a dial.
We should count time by heartthrobs. He most lives
Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best;
And he whose heart beats quickest lives the longest,
Lives in one hour more than in years do some
Whose fat blood sleeps, as it slips along their veins.
Life is but a means unto an end; that end,
Beginning, mean, and end of all things, — God.
The dead have all the glory of the world.

–Philip James Bailey

(Psa 103:13) As a father pities his children, So the LORD pities those who fear Him.

(Psa 103:14) For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.

(Psa 103:15) As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

(Psa 103:16) For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, And its place remembers it no more.

(Psa 103:17) But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children’s children,

(Psa 103:18) To such as keep His covenant, And to those who remember His commandments to do them.

"Thoughts For Today to Brighten Your Day" by Glenn Hitchcock

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