Def. A legacy is something that is passed on to you from family, including reputation.
I don’t have children of my own (yet) but I have a lot of children in my life who I would like to think specific things about me when they reflect on their relationship with me.
A girl I used to teach once said about me, “Karen knows a lot of stuff” and I think that’s something I would be happy being my legacy – that I had a wealth of information and was ready to share to it.
But is it enough of a legacy if I have information. What about knowledge?
Am I doing enough to use that wealth of knowledge?
With every bit of information I acquire, my life should change accordingly. With every bit of information I dispense, I should follow up with a charge – a charge to be different, an invitation to acquire more, to grow and develop and reach their potential.
My parents are teachers. Their legacy to me has always been the gift of learning and teaching, enjoying every opportunity to learn more and teach it to others. They are also two of the most generous people you could hope to meet, as were their parents, so the legacy from my family has always been kindness – the gift of giving.
I want to share that passion for learning that I got from my parents, with the children in my life. I’d be happy with that being my legacy. But I can’t really control what people think about me, can I?
My legacy is this blog, my books, my articles, my short stories, my poems, all the places I have written down my thoughts and my dreams and my random questions about life, all the conversations I have had where I talk about what I think about the world and my place in it, and what I need to do to make the future better.
My legacy is the relationship I have with you. So… what do you think about me?
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PS. Yesterday’s blog post Eat Like It’s Winter
was a hit with you guys. I guess I know now what you want to read more of 🙂