Mom, Jamie and I participated in the Madison tour of homes last night. It was a spectacular evening! We viewed some of the most beautiful homes, museums and this year we were allowed to view a new portion of the Lanier Mansion! (If you have toured it before, go back the new addition is simply fantastic).
Anywhooooo, as we read note cards under pictures in the Historical Society, I began to think, (Yes, again).
Actually, I was appalled at several and I wondered, how will others describe me, when I am gone. Will I be remembered and if so for what?
Let me give you a quick example. This ladies picture hung on the wall (not her best either) and the short paragraph explained how she had been married four times and it was said she had a relationship with a famous writer, who was from this area.
Wait a minute!!! The only reason she was recognized is because she apparently was a tramp and slept with a famous person? Not married to him nor has done anything exceptional.
Remember, I am not saying ‘bad’ things about anyone it’s what her ‘legacy’ was.
Hmmmm…Stop and think what would people say about you? Next year, or one hundred years from now?
In Leader in Me training, #FranklinConvey said, “What would people say to or about you on your 80th birthday.”
Please don’t mistaken living to leave a legacy for living to please others or worry what others think! Not the same thing!!!!!
It’s not that any of us needs to be PERFECT! Or continually worry what others think or say about you or your beliefs.
The difference is a Legacy is big enough to drown out any cruddy down falls you may have. Everyone has them, but people that choose to have big legacies seem to have limited downfalls, after death, okay if it is a positive one. In other words if you are following that strong tug that pulls at your heart to do, be or have anything; or maybe you have committed your entire life to educating others, healing those in need, or whatever it is you choose, as long as you are following how good it feels, you are fine.
However, if you look over the past week and think if I was gone tomorrow, what would (whoever is important to you) say about me? And you don’t like the note card that might hang below your name…It is time to change!
It is time to rewrite your story. Begin setting those wrongs right and following your heart.
I was asked last night, “How do I?”
It doesn’t matter how!! Once again no one has ever known how they were to accomplish anything. They did know what they wanted to accomplish and they did have a why! However, how is left up to you and the universe.
Let me ask you something? If you pray a little or a lot, do you tell God or ask God to show you how? Or do you tell him how to answer your prayers?
Probably not! If we all knew how we were going to accomplish something don’t you think we would skip the journey? Or maybe even the prayer?
(I can honestly say that after December 8th, 2016, I will never question how again. Even when I slip backwards into that old stinking thinking, I won’t question how!)
Begin this moment to think what you want the important people in your life to remember you as! Then begin the journey to develop that spectacular you and note card under your name!
It may be only your family, you care about what they speak of you after you have departed or maybe you want more. Employees, friends or hey if you are Donald Trump, the entire world. I don’t care who it is. I know some of the things I want to be said about me and some I have accomplished, yet others I am continuing to explore. But one thing is for sure, I always want to be thought of as ‘sunshine’ and ‘laughter’.
I don’t care if someone reports how many college degrees I have had or speaks of how many careers I explored. However, I do care how I made them feel, when they encountered my spirit here on Earth. Do you?
What is your legacy? Do you have one? What footprint have you left, if today was your last?
God Loves You No Matter What!!!!!
Don’t forget to email us at Livelove.firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to come celebrate with us! It will be the one year mark for my life changing event and I am super excited to share with you some of the life lessons I have gained.
We are only charging twenty dollars per person, now!!! Not because we had to, but because we are only accepting cash or check for this (technical difficulties with accepting credit cards, so this is easier lol. I keep reminding myself this is all apart of the journey!!).
It begins at 7 and continues until you are tired lol.
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU!
Ohhh and come as you would like to be in 2020! I will explain in a later posting!