This article was last updated on August 7
It’s not often that you read an article and feel moved by the words. But this is what happened when I read President Obama’s eulogy for Senator Edward M. Kennedy. The words conveyed the strong bond that President Obama had with this accomplished Senator, but I thought a couple of paragraphs in the eulogy had a very poignant lesson on how one can live a meaningful life no matter what their position in life:
We cannot know for certain how long we have here. We cannot foresee the trials or misfortunes that will test us along the way. We cannot know God’s plan for us.
What we can do is to live out our lives as best we can with purpose, and love, and joy. We can use each day to show those who are closest to us how much we care about them, and treat others with the kindness and respect that we wish for ourselves. We can learn from our mistakes and grow from our failures. And we can strive at all costs to make a better world, so that someday, if we are blessed with the chance to look back on our time here, we can know that we spent it well; that we made a difference; that our fleeting presence had a lasting impact on the lives of other human beings.
You can read the entire eulogy here
I also had a couple of my submissions published in the Carnival of Personal Finance and Festival of Frugality (an editors pick!). Thanks to the hosts for hosting and publishing my articles. Other articles I enjoyed reading this week from my fellow bloggers:
~ Cash for Refrigerators or Cash for Appliances Rebate Program Coming- Is This a Little Too Much? (Think your Way to Wealth) Depends, on if you are receiving this benefit or not as I discussed here as well.
~ How To Sell Your House Fast – 9 Tips To Get The Most From Your Home Sale (Moolanomy)
~ Want To Start A Profitable Business? Buy A Franchise (Amateur Asset Allocator). But keep in mind these 5 cautionary tips.
~ 7 Quick Numbers To Fix Your Personal Financial Situation (Gather Little By Little)
~ 11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Today (The Dough Roller). Great tips here and good follow up to one of my earlier articles on this topic.