What Really Matters

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PHOTO PROMPT © Carla Bicomong

Pausing, he looked back into darkness.

“It mattered not if I had ever lived.  There were no great accomplishments, nothing important or earth-changing.  The lights are out, all is void.”

“Wrong,” a Voice said.  “A new spark is made whenever we touch another life.  Watch.”

A single point of light appeared in the ether-sea.  Another then sparked.  And then another.  And another.  Each one a kind word or good deed.  Each one a connection.  Each one a life touched.

Soon the sea glowed with countless fires.

“Your life had meaning for them.”

Understanding what mattered, he let go, moved on.

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Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo © Sandra Crook.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

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I’ve been off of the blog for a couple of weeks.  I’m not sure I am back yet….  I will try to stop by and visit other FF stories, but if the last few weeks are any indication, I can’t guarantee anything.

65 thoughts on “What Really Matters

  1. prior..

    this might be my favorite fiction of yours – but only because of the inspiring universal encouragement it offers. of course you have many many well-written pieces – and sometimes a highlight might by an analogy, a joke, or nice twist –

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      1. prior..

        I agree – but add to Penny’s – because more than “wrapped” I would say it was sign sealed and delivered.
        I wish I had read this sooner.
        It is 100% inspiring
        “A new spark is made whenever we touch another life.”

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Rochelle. I don’t know about the afterlife aspect of it, but I do think that those little things we do can cause little sparks of light and kindness in others :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. in some way positives acts do cause a small spark in others. Maybe not all of the time, but often enough. Just knowing that that little kindness can cause a spark of light and joy can be a big reward :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks Marilyn! Hopefully I’ll be more fully back soon. Since I haven’t been reading blogs in a few weeks I haven’t “heard” any news, so I hope Garry’s recovery is going well.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The problem I have with the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” is that George Baily was an extraordinary, person who sacrificed so much for others. i think the impact would have been much laregr if he was more of a normal shlep like the rest of us…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. Yes, I’m with you. In some ways we do live on in others. If we do positive things, hopefully some of that positivity will stay with them and they can pass it on, and have it continue. I’m hoping people who have that uplifting side will win out in the end….

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