We talked about legacy at church a few months ago, and ever since then, I've been thinking about what I want my legacy to be when I leave this earth, hopefully not for many, many years, but when I leave nonetheless.
& then I was discussing it in a roundabout way with Lynn as well last night.
As many of you know, I'm a big sister to 5 siblings, and younger sister to one. Full,half & step intermixed in there. One major thing I want my brothers and sisters to be able to say about me is that I was there for them. That I tried my hardest to help them and support them any way I could. I was there when they needed a shoulder to cry on or I was an ear to listen to their dreams and worries and wishes. That I wasn't judgmental towards them or a situation they put themselves in.
I want my friends to also be able to say the same thing, that I was there for them, no matter what. That I didn't care how far away or how "inconvenient" it was for me, that I made them feel as if I moved mountains to be there for them.
I want people to be able to hear my name & smile & laugh, and say that I was a great person to be around, that I always gave my all, that I cared for each individual, that I could make them laugh when they felt like crying.
Some might think that I am contemplating my legacy much too early in life, because I am only twenty, but I truly believe that you make an impact on a new person each day, and you might never see that person again, so do you want them to be able to remember you in a positive or negative way? The choice is yours.
So tell me, what is one thing you want people to remember about you and your legacy?