Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you. —Shannon Adler
When someone dies, there are a mountain of moments to reflect on the legacy they have left behind. Whether it be a grandmother, a coach, a famous basketball player, or the patriarch/matriarch behind a long running family business, each leaves behind family, friends and acquaintances that have somehow been impacted by them, not just because of their accomplishments, but for who they were and how they impacted our lives.
A legacy is something handed down from one generation to the next. It is a gift or bequest that is passed down, endowed or conveyed from one person to another. It is created by moments shared, decisions made, and actions taken. It is a piece of someone’s history left behind for generations to come. It is a gift. It is often how someone is remembered. It is often their greatness, their purpose, and their story. It is their love, kindness and faith.
Everyone has a purpose. Everyone has a story. Everyone will leave behind a legacy. How will you be remembered? What will your legacy be?
I have never invented anything. I have never been in a a movie or on television. I am not famous. At the end of this amazing life, I hope I will be remembered as a great mom and great friend and as someone who showed love and grace to all who knew her.
Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people.—Peter Strople
xoxo, Jane Anne