June 2, 1999
This is how I want to live it. It may not be how I live, but it is
the way I want to live. I want to live my life in such a way that it will
be remembered. I want to leave an impression on everyone I come in contact
--- Copyright © 1999 Nathanael Stakland --- Iowa
I want to live as Thoreau said, "to live deep and suck out all the
marrow of life, to live so sturdily and spartan like as to put to rout all
that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into
a corner, and reduce it to it's lowest terms."
I want to be open and
honest with everyone, to be remembered by my actions. I want to lead my
life in such a way that I can be respected. I want to live my life so I
can be an example for others. I want to aspire for greatness but never be
famous. I want to live sure of myself. If I doubt myself, others will too.
I want to live my life in such a way so that in the future I won't regret
I want to believe in myself. I want to capture the strength I have
deep inside. I want to believe in tomorrow and what it might bring. I
want to be able to trust and in turn be trusted.
I want to begin every day thinking this is the beginning of a new
day. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is important
because I am using a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, today
will be gone forever leaving in its place, something I traded for it.
I want to be a friend to everyone. I want to always have a dream.
I want to be remembered for the good I did in my life. People won't
remember what I said, people won't remember what I did, but they will
always remember how I made them feel.
"I shall pass through this world, but once. Any good therefore
that I can show, to any human being, let me do it now for I shall never
pass this way again."