When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world
I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.
When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family.
My family and I could have made an impact on our town.
Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.
– Written by an unknown Monk around 1100 A.D.
Found on a Tombstone at Westminster Abbey?
Someone said this was engraved on the tombstone of an Anglican bishop buried in Westminster Abbey in 1100 A.D. Was this a relatively large tombstone? Or was the engraving quite small? Can anyone verify this? I have not been able to go to Westminster Abbey to check it out . . . yet. 😮
Love and Blessings, Doc Meek, Monday, June 14, 2010
At Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA; not at South Jordan, Utah, USA
P.S. Story at: http://www.scrapbook.com/poems/doc/12475/378.html Submitted by: Cage