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A Life Worth Living – guest blog by Stephanie Nickel

by | Feb 10, 2014 | | Guest Blogs | 4 comments

Loved this post by my friend, Stephanie Nickel. I had to share it with you. What kind of legacy will you leave?

A Life Worth Living

As a woman of a certain age

I am inclined to look at my life

Scrutinize it really

Wondering if what I’ve done has really made a difference

Will I leave a legacy

Will the world be a better place because I passed through

Over half a century

It seems like such a long time

And yet

It has been fleeting

No matter how many more years I have

I imagine they will rush past

With ever-increasing haste

I’ve said it before

But now is a good time to remember

I want to invest my time

Not merely spend it

Will each day come with a detailed plan

Or are the most important things less tangible

Will I do what I do

With love



Will I touch each life gently

Will compassion and care flow through me

Will the lives that intersect mine

Be richer

Because of it

A life worth living

Is a life of love

May love mark my days

Be they many or few

 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.This is the great and first commandment.And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

(Matthew 22:36-39 ESV)


Lifesong (by Mark Hall)

I thought this song fit Stephanie’s blog perfectly.


  1. susan steeves

    Beautiful writing about life and legacy…and the song fits perfectly!

    • Darlene L. Turner

      I loved this by Stephanie and just had to include it on my blog! Thanks for stopping by, Sis! xo

  2. Diane Spearing

    Beautiful poem.. I loved it Thanks


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