What will be your legacy?

What legacy do you want to leave behind? I know, the cat needs feeding (we have two kittens), the house is a mess (still? again? it gets hard to keep track) and there’s a show you want to watch. Daily life is so full that we don’t often step back to see if we are even heading in the direction we want to go in.

Take a moment today to think about how you want to be remembered. Then think about your day’s agenda. Have you scheduled time to do things that will help you achieve that legacy?

Nobody will remember you for having fed the cat. Nobody will remember you for your clean house. Nobody will remember you for what you watched.

They will remember you for the love you spread and the good deeds you did. What will you do to be remembered?


  1. No one wants to think of this – how they would be remembered, and most of us think that we still have time to do “memorable” things. Somehow not the big things will make you be remembered, but the small ones which touched others.

  2. I really like this! I spend time most days in meditation to get balanced and focused. It helps so much since I’m a hyperactive person. When I first started nursing school in 1996, we had to come up with a legacy. It didn’t take me long. I guess I always new what I wanted it to be, but I had never written it down before. My legacy is: The lives that have crossed mine are somehow better because we met. I want my life to be a testament to what love, kindness and positive thoughts can bring to an individual and the universe. Sally

  3. hmm, i don’t know. i just want to be remembered as a good person.

  4. I want 2 b remembered for having influenced peoples life rightly.

  5. Hey there Happy guy 😀

    I guess I would like to be remembered as the one who never gave up and fought her battles to the end!

    Hope you’re having a great day,


  6. Hi David, lovely to meet you.

    Funny enough, I wrote a post on this topic months ago.

    I know it is something we likely dont enjoy thinking about, but in my opinion it’s very important in order to keep things in perspective.

    I have lost a number of good friends these last few years and more recently a friend in January. After attending the ‘celebration of life’ it was hard not to think about when our time comes.

    My friend Dan had likely 600-700 people at his ‘shin dig’ … and some flew in from different parts of the world.

    Being in a small little fishing town on the west coast of BC, that’s quite something. He sure set a standard that will be difficult to duplicate.

    Thanks David. Lovely to visit your blog.


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