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The Legacy: When Someone You Know Becomes Someone You Knew

The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith. ~ Billy Graham

Life is gift from God, living is a blessing but death is inevitable for all of us. The way I see it, there comes a time in one’s life to ask some hard question.Especially when one loses people so close to them. Question like, Am I a good brother or sister? Am I a good son or daughter? What have I done to make the world a better place than I found it? What will I be remembered for? What will be my legacy?

I have always be inspired by people who have left legacy that will go beyond more than one generation. People like the lateNelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Pro. Wangari Maathai to mention but a few. It is breathtaking that these ordinary people lived extra-ordinary life, full of sacrifices to ensure that life will be better for the next generation. I will always cerebrate individuals who created a remarkable legacy.

I have often pondered over some of the question above. Am I a good brother? Am I a good friend? Am I good son? Will I be a good husband? Will I be a good father? In life, maybe it is the little things that matter most. Things like family, friends and community. I have discovered that people will forget what you did for them, people will forget what you said but people will never forget how you made them feel.

I pray to God everyday, to give me many years to live but when it finally comes my and I get to the other side of life, I will find myself a bench if they got any. I would like to see the legacy I created change life in a positive way. Things like:

  • I was a good son to my mum.
  • I was good brother to my sister.
  • I was a good husband and a good father.
  • I played a role in development of one or two less privileged people.

Our world is vast in every way, we don’t know what tomorrows brings but having hope is paramount. The bad news is, the world is full of bad people and the good news is, the world is full of good people. People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught how to love. Loves comes more natural to the human heart than its opposite.

Personally, I will try to create a legacy that is full of goodness. The one that give hope to the hopeless. The one that will inspire people around me. The one that my children will be proud off. I have discovered that the best legacy I can create is not to my children but in my children.

What will be your legacy?

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