Here’s an interesting question for you. How will people remember you when your gone?
Since our life on this beautiful earth will end some day, it’s only natural that we want to leave some sort of legacy. What’s yours going to be? How will you leave your mark?
Living a purpose driven life makes this a lot easier.
You know your direction. And the impact you want to have on your family, your loved ones, your friends, your community, and the world at large.
If that sounds a little overwhelming right now, don’t let it intimidate you. You’ll get there.
The growth can be dramatic. And you’ll notice. Others feel the effects of our intentional and open-hearted living, too.
Even small changes and accomplishments are nothing to laugh at or dismiss. Raising your children well is an amazing feat and a wonderful legacy to leave behind in the world.
Then again, the your small community garden may outlive you. It can show others how tasty and rewarding it can be to grow carrots and tomatoes.
As you start to live with more purpose, you may get to a point where you’re wondering what else you can do. You may be asking yourself how you can help people around you and how you can make the world a better place.
Going inside to find your legacy is a great way to answer that question.
Here’s a little exercise you can do today.
Get out a piece of paper and write down what you would like your eulogy to be.
It will condense those values that are important to you. Set it aside for a little while, then come back and read it.
As you do that, compare that eulogy’s values to the ones that most influence your life right now.
What do you need to change? What do you need to work on to make sure your life aligns with the eulogy you wrote for yourself?
That’s your game plan. It may take a while and it may change over time, and that’s all right.
What’s important is that you live your days with purpose and make the most of the years you’re given on this earth.
Remind yourself of this. And live a life full of the things that you’ll be proud to be remembered for.
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Overheard: “Notice when your heart leaps up in joyous exuberance…In these moments the voice of your spirit is speaking directly to you.”
~ Justine Willis Toms