With the Queens passing earlier this week, I thought it would be a good idea to look at the impact of legacy, and the abundance or lack of it in our own lives.
Here’s a definition of the word I found:
Anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor.
Whether you liked the Queen or not, she certainly has left a legacy.
We all have to face the certain and unavoidable fact that we all will leave this world at some point, and when we do can we say we’ll leave a positive legacy on our passing?
My good friend said it very well when he told me this great way to self-evaluate how we’re doing in any area of life:
“Are we warnings or examples of how to live?”.
I love that, as it’s easy to understand and doesn’t take a scientific study to evaluate.
The Queens public role in her long life was to be of service.
I believe ours is too.
It could be service to self (not in an egotistic way and to the exclusion of everyone else), it could be service to our family (by being the best version of ourselves), it could be service to those less fortunate than us, it could be military service etc.
My question to you today is this…
Are you being of service right now to any of those areas above…if, not why and what could you do even in a small way to change that?
Something as ‘small’ as a kind word, a smile for someone who needs it is a great service.
In these times of national reflection, I am here to be of service to you, as and when you need it.
Much respect, Billy