They promised it would make my life better."
Imprinted on the hearts of our friends, loved ones, colleagues, even strangers.
The final editing is always our choice.
My book is still being written.
Many of the words I'd rather be erased are, nevertheless,
Indelibly etched into the pages.
But today, I start a new chapter,
And I welcome your input.
But please keep in mind,
Since it's my name on the cover--
My legacy after I leave this earth,
I will prayerfully decide,
Along with whatever God wills,
how the rest of the book turns out.
Also, may we all remember,
That our attempts to influence
The stories of other people's lives
Will be reflected in the pages of our own books.