I came across this photo of my daughter and I recently of when she was a youngster. I was obviously a little younger myself. It made me stop to think about what is really important for our children and those we leave behind when we are gone. Sure we can leave money, but that will eventually be spent. We can leave a car or a home, but those will eventually have to be replaced or repaired. We can leave expensive paintings, jewelry, gold, silver, stocks and bonds, or maybe even some oil wells. Those are all certainly nice material things to leave if we are fortunate enough to have accumulated them in some way and can leave them behind for others to enjoy.
What is more important than all of that is to leave them your life and what they meant to you in the form of words. Leave them a legacy of words that won’t decay or ever go away. You can write them a book, or letters, or even leave behind the blogs you have done. We all have been given a gift like no other people who came before us with the blog and the internet. The words that we shape and form into sentences have the capability of transforming and changing lives across the world in some way every single day. Not just for a day, but for every single day that they remain on the internet. They travel across the oceans and continents forever and find a resting place in someone’s heart and mind. Think about the power your very words have and the legacy you leave others every day! You can be a difference maker, a world changer, and a legacy leaver with your positive, uplifting, life-changing words every single day. You can share your life experiences and help someone every day. Leaving your legacy in words is so much more important and valuable than leaving your legacy in things!
Some of the most important life-changing tools we have been given to use wisely are paper, pencil, and the internet. Make a difference forever in the lives of others by using them to the best of your ability today.