Headlines of the same week cover the loss of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. Two celebrities - very different in their talents and very different in the mark they leave. One seemed so blessed with talent and skill, yet lived out a peculiar isolated lifestyle - the other read like an open book, a familiar friendly face, sharing her faith and courage in her greatest battle. The world has lost two amazing people.
It's an interesting thing to try and sum up the influence of one life. An interesting thing to see the flood of photos over the years, the roles played, and the friends made. One knew she was leaving this life. The other was completely unaware.
Live as if you know - live like life is temporary - because this life really is. We all leave a mark on the world. What will your mark be? How will people remember you? It's not a corny trite saying friend. You get to choose your mark on the world. Really. Everyone chooses.
Live . . . on purpose. At the end of the day . . . it will matter.