The Life You Lead is the Legacy You Leave
We lost three well loved leaders this week…. 3 hardworking and well known people in the community, including two major political leaders who died on the same day and within hours of each other.
During the celebration service for Mayor Judy Kennedy there was a lot said about how important it is to continue their work. This may be easier said than done, but we should try our best. It’s not easy to build strong bridges between ethnic groups, socio-economic groups and political groups. We give much credit to these three people who were able to “think out of the box”, come up with creative solutions to difficult problems, and succeeded to communicate well with those who are different. In a moving poem called “Dash”, we were reminded that the date you are born and the date you die are not the important part of people’s memories of you. It’s the ‘dash’ that comes between that represents what you have done for your fellow human beings. When you approach your last days , you will want to reflect on a life you are proud of, and kindnesses that you have done.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Put your energy into a legacy of accomplishments that reflect what has been important to you, and that will make you feel proud.