August 14 2017

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, August 14, 2017

We’ll continue the discussion of what remains without their physical presence – legacies. A few months ago I facilitated a group discussion about legacies – what they are and what we hope they will be. One woman questioned the topic and wondered why we were bothering to think about what we would leave behind after we die. Her thoughts were centered around how she could make a difference in the world today while she was still here. Interestingly, it is by paying attention to how we live our lives today that we leave a memorable legacy.

Whether you think about it or not, you’ll leave a legacy. Your life impacts others and those others will carry an impression of you forward with them. Why not do what you can to make it positive? The bonus for you is that by considering your legacy, it also helps make your life more meaningful now.

                                                                                          (First printed in the July 26 Centre County Gazette)

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