This is an inscription on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abbey:
When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world.
As I grew older and wiser I discovered the world would not change –
So I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country,
but it too seemed immovable.
As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt,
I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me,
but alas, they would have none of it.
And now I realize as I lie on my deathbed,
if I had only changed myself first,
then by example I might have changed my family.
From their inspiration and encouragement I would then have been able to better my country,
And who knows, I might
have even changed the world
Originally posted 2015-01-05 13:28:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter