This past weekend, my husband’s side of the family hosted a conference call regarding our wishes for end of life care. My uncle recommended that we set up a living will and some other important documents. It was kind of weird at first, but it made me consider the fact that our time here on earth will definitely come to an end one day. I also considered the reality of the legacy I want to leave here on earth.

So, I ask you as well: what do you want your legacy to be? How do you want to be remembered? Will people remember how rude and inconsiderate you were? How you were selfish and never helped anyone? How you were a work-a-holic and didn’t do anything meaningful with your life?

Or, do you want to be remembered as a ray of hope for everyone you meet? Do you want people to remember how you inspired them in your everyday life? What would you family say about you? Will you be remembered as a dedicated spouse, parent, daughter, sibling, etc.?

For me, I want to be the ray of hope for everyone I meet. I want people to know there is something different about me. I want my husband to shout to the world that his wife was devoted and a hard-worker. I just want to be remembered for making a difference.

We will leave this earth one day. I really need you to understand that. You do not have unlimited time to do whatever the day brings. I urge you to consider the legacy you’re leaving behind and the type of life you’re currently living.


What are your thoughts? Have you considered what you’d want your legacy to be?