Inspired by the heart of the author podcast
“How many things do we wish we would do that are more eternally significant that we don’t because we think we have time?
Vickie Petz Henderson
Let me just prepare you from the onset, you will read or hear me talk about Vickie Petz Henderson a lot because she is a big inspiration to me.
I first heard about her during the 2017 Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) conference; she was introduced as a medical doctor, a myasthenia gravis patient and a WOMAN OF FAITH. This introduction really moved me because I also look forward to being introduced that way, but the emphasis should be on the woman of faith bit.
So, why did I bring this up? What is your “dash”? Your dash represents your entire life.
Have you ever been to the cemetery? If you look at the tombstones, you would notice that everyone has a different birth date and death date; their histories might be different but the similarity they all have is the dash on their tombstones.
So, how do you live the dash? What are people going to say about you when you die? What will your legacy be?
Generally, we all assume that our legacy is the monetary or material items we leave behind for our children. Well, in a sense, it’s part of it, but the most important legacy is what people will remember you for. Can it be said that you are a person of integrity? Will you be known as a man or woman of faith? Can you be remembered as an inspiring and resilient person? Would you be remembered positively or negatively?
Food for thought: Let’s live our lives like we have one month left on earth, because the truth is that we have no idea when it will all be over.
Activity: Write your obituary! (Yes, I said it). Imagine what you want to be written on your tombstone; what do you want to be remembered for? Better still, how do you want to be introduced to the world?
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