Monday, September 24, 2018

How Will You Be Remembered?

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Someday, every one of us are going to die. How do you want to be remembered?

I have often wondered what other people would remember or think of me when my time on earth has come to an end. What would be my legacy? How would I be remembered? I found the following story fascinating because it shows us that sometimes, if we are given a “second chance”, we can turn our lives around for the good.

About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the morning newspaper and to his surprise and horror, read his name in the obituary column. The newspapers had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake. His first response was shock. Am I here or there? When he regained his composure, his second thought was to find out what people had said about him. The obituary read, "Dynamite King Dies." And also "He was the merchant of death." This man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words "merchant of death," he asked himself a question, "Is this how I am going to be remembered?" He got in touch with his feelings and decided that this was not the way he wanted to be remembered. From that day on, he started working toward peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize.

Just as Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values, we should step back and do the same.

What is your legacy?

How would you like to be remembered?

Will you be spoken well of?

Will you be remembered with love and respect?

Will you be missed?

It makes you think…..



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Coach Phatty is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By LifeCherries on October 27, 2013 at 11:39 am

It does indeed make you think. Make us redefine our values to a certain extent and hopefully makes us better people.

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By Marta Tandori on October 28, 2013 at 03:51 pm

It certainly does make you think. For me, my family is my most precious legacy and I hope they will remember me with love, compassion and understanding - understanding that comes from the realization that in addition to being their wife, mother and grandmother, I was also a human being who made mistakes, could lose her temper on occasion, tended to lean towards the cup being half empty rather than half full but at the end of the day, the person who loved them unconditionally through the good, the bad and the ugly.

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