What matters in life Is not the house that you own But the way that you live It's not the money that you have But how you spend it Surely what matters in life Is not the way you look But your outlook on things It's not the job that you have But how well you work What should really matter in life Is not the harvest that you'll reap But the kind of seeds That you've sown It is not how far you've come But what you did along the way How many people have you lifted up today?
By Dr. Ejiro Obakponovwe
Dr Ejiro Obakponovwe (14th November 1974 – 13th April 2014) was the second of 5 children. She attended the prestigious Queen’s College in Lagos, Sheffield University, Leicester University and Cambridge University where she trained to be a medical doctor. She was a strong, creative, generous and friendly person who was loved by those who knew her well. She battled her illness with admirable strength and will be greatly missed. Her poem was kindly submitted by her sister.
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