“Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave to your friends. It’s the longest-lasting legacy you will leave to your heirs.” ~ Steve Saint
Have you ever thought about how you would like to be remembered? We only get one chance to LIVE a life that will be remembered so considering HOW we want to be remembered is important!
I suppose it would be considered morbid to think about what you would like your obituary or gravestone to say. However, if we consider that now, I can only imagine our behavior could be shaped by it!
Do you want to be remembered ? for your kindness? Your creativity? Your leadership? How about your family? When people think of you, how will they express who you were in their life?
A Legacy is built year upon year. As you respond to the changes and challenges of your life; you are building your legacy! As you choose your priorities and expenditures; you are building your legacy!
A great expression of how to build a legacy is this:
“To focus on leaving a legacy ultimately reminds us that life is short. Whether you get 40 years or 95, it is your responsibility to do the most with what you have, and leave this world a better place than you found it. To do this, you need to discover and cultivate your gifts, take care of yourself to ultimately take care of others, and seek to impact as many people positively as you can. A great goal is to leave this world and the people in it with a little more than when you got here, and never to rest until you have fulfilled that task.” Training for Warriors
What do I hope for? I hope to be remembered as someone who loved her family and friends. A person who loved God and made every effort to seek peace. I pray I will be remembered as a woman who was “real” and allowed others to be real also. I pray that I will be remembered as a woman who cared for the hearts of women, young and old, and I also hope that I will be remembered as a girl with “blingy clothes”
( I just added that!!)
Fortunately I still have today to make choices to have a legacy that matters! What about you? How to you want to be remembered? Think about it, pray about it–then make choices towards your desired legacy!