What we leave behind.

Last night I emceed a “Roast of Dave Frohnmayer”. He’s the President of the University of Oregon. We could do a whole blog on Dave. The funds raised will go to Direction Service, an organization that helps families who have kids with special needs, get the help they need. It’s a great group of people.

Anyway, Dave got up at the end and had this story I want to share with you.

This is the Rick Dancer blog version (shorter).

A young boy goes to the elder of his tribe and says “I wrote my name in the sand, the ocean came and washed it away. I carved my name in the bark of a tree, but the bark grew and covered my name. I chiseled my name into a piece of granite high atop a mountain, yet the snow, wind and weather caused it to fade away. How, he asked to I leave my name behind?” The old man said, write you name on the heart of a child…..That is the only way to leave it behind.

So many people today try to leave something behind. But what we don’t realize is it’s the unseen things we do that really touch the world.

Now, if only I could remember that.

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  1. barbara on March 6, 2008 at 7:23 am


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