There are certain legacies you can’t quite put into context with words. Collaboration of stories can only shed a small glimpse of the impact left behind. Even after they are gone, their legend continues to grow.
I am 38 years old and I am all too familiar with the impacts of life and death. I’ve seen more in past few years that many can endure in a lifetime. And even through all these experiences, I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter how prepared you are, the moment it transcends, your strength is tested. Mixed emotions follow and you find yourself trying to make sense of it all. Asking hypothetical questions that have no answers, yet you continue to seek alternative ways of comfort. But, in the end, it’s your strength that carries you through.
My grandfather coined the phrase, “Everyday is a good day.” He never complained about anything or offered excuses. When times were challenging and chaotic, he always maintained calmness. He was a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, cousin, friend, and a true philosopher. His philosophy on life was simple and as he left this world, he taught many of us key successes of life. Most important of all was that “Everyday is a good day.”
In life, it’s not so much as to what you do, but how you impact others. That’s the legacy you leave behind. Words of wisdom that can be used to provide an inspiration, touching the lives of many. Enabling them to share your very words of wisdom, creating a ripple effect. Impacts of life and death symbolize different attributes, it’s up to you determine your own legacy.
His legacy continues and “keep those feet moving.”