I read somewhere that the most valuable pieces of real estate on earth are not the oil fields of Saudi Arabia or Texas. The most valuable pieces of real estate on earth are not the gold mines of California, or even the diamond mines of Africa. The most valuable pieces of real estate on earth are the cemeteries!
Within the cemeteries lay books, plays, and dramas unwritten, dreams unfulfilled, songs unsung, symphonies uncomposed, masterpieces of art undrawn, promises unkept and potential unrealized! In the cemeteries lay rows upon rows of “could haves, should haves and would haves” because most people die with their potential largely untapped and their best still within them!
The preacher in Biblical book of Ecclesiastes said: “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol (the grave), to which you are going.” (9:10 ESV) Live life in such a manner that when it’s all said and done, you will have done your best with no regrets! Don’t take your best to the grave with you! Leave it out on the playing field of life! Don’t contribute to the wealth of the cemetery, but rather live your life making valuable investments into the lives of the people around you. Don’t rust out; wear out! Give it your best shot now because you only go around once!