Today is my grandfather’s funeral. In thinking about him, I was reminded of this email I sent a few years ago when my grandmother passed (his wife). The same holds true for him in many ways.
“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” —Shannon L. Alder
My grandmother passed away on Saturday and today is the funeral.
She was a very unassuming person to have left such a great legacy.
In one of Andy Stanley’s podcasts he says something like “Your legacy might not be what you do, but who you raise.”
My grandmother was a homemaker and never even got her driver’s license, but she left a tremendous legacy.
Not that we are perfect, but she helped create a family legacy that will endure and continue to grow.
Each new generation has been touched and influenced by her love and caring.
This is your opportunity as well.
To leave this world better than you found it.
You may not even be the one that accomplishes great things (although I certainly hope you do). Your legacy may be a subtler one, like that of my grandmother.
But it will be something. Each and every day is an opportunity to make an impact and grow your legacy, don’t let them slip past you.
Make it a great day.