Legacy: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

What’s my legacy?

legacy (n.)

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?

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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 🙂

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Karen,

    I loved this! Your passion for learning is palpable 🙂 I love how you are conscious of how you go about spreading your knowledge. You are definitely a teacher and a daughter of teachers!

    From what I’ve learned about you through your blog, I feel like you would also leave a legacy of fearlessness and ambition. When your blog loads and I see your picture in the upper-right-hand corner, I feel inspired! There you are doing the #1 thing I don’t enjoy, running; and it makes me want to get off my ass 🙂

    Thanks for linking up with us! Hope to see you next week!

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  2. I love this, Karen! Your passion for knowledge and learning is so apparent here and I think that is a wonderful legacy to leave behind for your family and future generations. I love also that you said your relationship with your readers in relation to your writing is also your legacy. LOVE! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with us! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Andrea says:

    Agree. We can’t determine our legacy. Others determine it by how they perceive us. I am a life long learner myself (with a teacher and librarian for parents). Learning is so important, but you are right that passing on that knowledge via writing or conversation is also equally important. Enjoyed reading your perspective! 🙂

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Oh thank you so much. Here’s to life-long learning and sharing our knowledge with others

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  4. rljaffe says:

    You are so poignant and so real, I think realness needs to be your legacy! “With every bit of information I acquire, my life should change accordingly.” Amen. That statement totally slapped me in the face and I was ok with it.
    I think sometimes people are smart enough but not brave enough to try to improve upon themselves, to be progressive spiritually, financially, mentally, emotionally, etc. So kudos to you my friend for being brave and embracing the progressive nature of ourselves. xo

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    1. Run Wright says:

      Lol @ the statement slapping you in the face. And here I was thinking I was non-violent. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment. Let’s work on living smartly and bravely to improve our future.

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