I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

What will people remember you for?

on October 11, 2013

A few days ago I was talking to a family member and she informed me that the husband of one of our cousins had passed away.  She referred to him as ‘the old drunk’.   What a way to remember someone!  I only met him a few times when I was much younger and I don’t really remember much about him, so her words meant little to me.  However, it got me thinking.  What will people say about me when I’m gone?

The way we live our lives will speak volumes to people.  Everything we say and do is being observed and remembered.  If we are nice to people, they will remember how nice we are.  If we are mean to people, they will remember how mean we are.   If we ignore people, they will likely forget who we are.

Would you rather be remembered as a wonderful, loving person who made a positive difference in the world or someone who was bitter, complaining and destructive to everyone around them.  How about not being remembered at all?

Take some time and consider what people would think about you if you left this world today.  Be totally honest with yourself.  If you have some problem areas in your life, start working on making some positive changes today so you will leave some awesome memories behind.

Do you show love and kindness to others?2 kids getting pic taken

Do you inspire and challenge people?

Do you spend time building great relationships?

Do you have solid values and beliefs?

Do you feel proud of your accomplishments?

Do you have some great life memories?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”   ~Maya Angelou



3 responses to “What will people remember you for?

  1. swedenole13 says:

    What a lovely post, and it certainly rings true. I’m sure we all have days when we wish we lived a more positive life, but then, there is always a new chance for us to do that, each and every day. It’s just having the confidence to change our mindset isn’t it?

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