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A Life Worth Saving

June 25, 2019

“Today is the oldest you’ve ever been yet the youngest you’ll ever be again” – Eleanor Roosevelt

So what do you do with today?  How do you treat today?  Is it just another day to cross off the calendar, or a day filled with purpose, your purpose.  Is It a day that brings you closer to the human being you were destined and created to become by what you do with today.

Think about this story* as you consider how to use each day in your life.

There was a very wealthy man who lived a in large mansion.  One day when he was home a fire broke out.  The fire department showed up and a fireman when in to save the homeowner.  He carried him out to safety.  The wealthy man was very thankful and said, “I am a very wealthy man and would like to give you a reward.  Anything you want, name it”.  The fireman said he was glad to have helped and a reward was not necessary.  The wealthy man insisted, until finally the fireman said, “If you want to do something, live a life worth saving”.


What is a “life worth saving”?

What does a “life worth saving” mean to you?  Do you think you are presently living a “life worth saving”?

Be Good Do Good Think Good

*Adapted from a story in the book Hayom Yom

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Beni permalink
    June 26, 2019 9:02 am


  2. Jasti permalink
    June 25, 2019 5:50 pm

    Thanks for adding spiritual value today.

  3. george permalink
    June 25, 2019 10:14 am

    Fred, Great post.

  4. Betsy permalink
    June 25, 2019 8:25 am

    Such important ideas to live by…thx Fred for sharing your wisdom and for the important reminder that every day is precious/an opportunity to do something that impacts society in a positive way!

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