The Legacy You Leave

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
March 23, 2013

All You will leave behind for the world to remember is Your Legacy.

So ask yourself…

Will you have earned the respect of your peers and the admiration of your critics?

Will you have acted humbly at the peak of success and graceful in the face of defeat?

Will you have kept your childlike wonder and reveled in the beauty of the world and the small miracles that each day brought?

Will you be remembered for how often you laughed and brought smiles to the hearts of others?

Will small children and the elderly have been overjoyed to be around you?

Will others have trusted you with their inner most secrets?

Will you have forgiven and offered heartfelt apology?

Will you have looked for the very best, and done your utmost to build worth, in others?

Will you have fed a hungry child or clothed a naked man or given hope to a stranger in dire need?

Will you have left this world a better place by the life you have lived?

Ask yourself… what Legacy will You Leave?

 

-- By Rick Beneteau
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10 comments
  1. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    Being a nurse I know I made a difference in lots of lives, but as for legacy–I don’t know. They’ll probably laugh and say the world’s a better place now.

  2. gmgoetz said:

    Great points for thought, and to work towards. Will reblog, and share on FB. Thank you.

  3. gmgoetz said:

    Reblogged this on thotsfromgeorge and commented:
    Great food for thought. Reblogged from Morning Story And Dilbert.

  4. I have been in many roles. My legacy will be inscribed on my gravestone. It will be Teacher. Good company. Jesus was a teacher, Moses, and others, Move over Socrates I am coming up, Aesop get ready for my fables.

  5. I find this post especially relevant. Thank-you for this one. It is a wonderful reminder of the things that matter most.

  6. I hope my legacy is exactly as you have written. I hope. Love, Amy

  7. mrdodd said:

    When I was in my mid 20’s it occurred to me one day that every day that I live is another day of writing my own eulogy. It was a life changing moment.

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