It’s easy to get caught up in day to day life and forget about the memories we will leave behind, The sudden death of a photographer who recently shared his wisdom with me gave me pause to reflect on the fragility of life. Even though I didn’t know the man personally, my memories of him are of a magnificent photographer, a kind person who enjoyed what he did; and that he loved and appreciated his life. His passing triggered a journey into reflecting on my legacy and reminded me of how essential it is to be more mindful of the way we live, no matter the circumstances we are faced with. When we do depart this earthly life, it will not be the material possessions or money we leave but how we were as a person that will be etched in the minds of anyone we engaged with forever.
Reflecting upon the upending events of this year, I believe we’ve been given an opportunity or a silver lining in the midst of all of this to transition to a simpler, less frantic life and given more time to take stock of who we are and if we’re living as authentically as we can.
Consider setting some time aside to think about the legacy you want to leave behind: explore the recollections, narratives and reminiscences that will remain in the minds and hearts of those lives you touched and your contribution to future generations.
So very true, Laura. Thanks!
Thankyou for this reminder laura. I often feel that my legacy will be my writing as I work my way though my life. I like to think of my children reading things I have written when I am no longer here but hopefully that is a long way off yet. Im sorry about the loss of someone you admired.
You’re welcome, Alison. I agree 100 percent, what you write is beautiful, but I am sure they will also remember you for your strength, kindness and loving presence. x
Yes that too 🥰
The best gifts we can give is helping someone find love, happiness, peace, Hope and blessings. Beautiful inspiration my friend. Thank you. 🙏
Thank you, absolutely true, practices of kindness and encouragement can only bring light and joy.