1383026_10151669177071949_1604566692_nThis was painted by the artist Banksy. Banksy is a pseudonymous United Kingdom-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. Recently, he took a trip to New York City.

He left a lot of interesting art behind, appreciated by many – scorned by a few, but what he did was make me think.

This is one of my favorites:

“What we do in life echoes in Eternity.”

There are those who will argue that there is nothing past this life we’re living right now.  I happen to disagree, but for the sake of argument, let’s say they’re right.  Does what we do today, matter?

You know the commercial that states: “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”?  I’m sure there are thousands who would tell you otherwise.  What happens each and every day matters in the days to come.

Each moment we are breathing is a moment faced with choices.  Big ones, small ones…choices.  I’ll wager that each of us can look back on a moment in our lives that felt pretty insignificant at the time; however, it turned into something pretty big.

We need to be more aware of each decision and choice that we make, we need to be the best role models for our young people that we can be.  They are watching.  They are watching closely!

‘Do as I say not as I do’ doesn’t cut it.  It’s unfair to ask and it doesn’t work.

The challenge of the day is this:  Keep your eyes wide open for opportunities that will matter past today.  Don’t over think it, just do it.  Perhaps a warm word of encouragement, a larger tip for good service, an unexpected note or phone call to a friend who has touched your life…the possibilities are endless. Help the young people in your life to do the same.

Interesting what we can learn from a bit of graffiti, eh?


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