Posted by: stephaniekathan | October 24, 2010

Dashing Through Life

Dashing Through Life

My friend Valerie Becker (Publisher of Inspire News) and I were recently discussing life as we often do……and we were talking about when it ends, and what we did in between. A 21 year old member of her family had recently been in a fatal accident, and she asked me if I had ever heard the poem The Dash, which I had not.

Valerie went on to explain it and that conversation has touched my life forever. The dash is what is between the dates of our life, the year we were born, and the date we die….. the dash is the life we live in between…..and then Valerie asked me the most profound question…… What do you want your dash to stand for?

I have been pondering this question for the last week, thinking about my dash, and when the time comes, I want others to be able to look at my dates and I want the dash in between be the only thing they remember.

I want my dash to represent life to it’s fullest, to touch others so they understand their dash and it’s meaning is in their complete control…….and that my dash breathes life into those left behind.

What do you want your dash to say about you? You are the writer and creator of the history represented in your dash…… From this moment choose to live life to it’s fullest as you dash through each moment.

By Stephanie Kathan

Stephanie Kathan is the host of “The Journey” on BlogTalk Radio.
In her own journey from homeless waitress to successful entrepreneur she has surrounded herself with the finest minds in the world, and brings you into the lives of the successful as they share their journey, their challenges, and their wisdom with her listeners. You can learn more about the author through the links provided above.



  1. Love it!

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