The Measure of a Man


Not - How did he die? But - How did he live?
Not - What did he gain? But - What did he give?

These are the things that measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

Not - What was his station? But - Had he a heart?
And - How did he play his God-given part?

Was he ever ready with a word of good cheer
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

Not - What was his church? Not - What was his creed?
But - Hade he befriended those really in need?

Not - What did the skitch in the newspaper say?
But - How many were sorry when he passed away?

These are the things that measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.

Author Anonymous
Ashley Harris Wife & Mother

I was fortunate to grow up surrounded by examples of good, Godly men and so I've grown up with strong impressions of what a man is and how a man should care for himself and his family.

In an effort to make my sons the kind of men that their Daddy, their grandfathers, & their great-grandfathers could be proud of, I try to pass along pieces of advice that seem to have gotten lost in today's world where Men are absent or undervalued.