The Legacy of Life

by Terry Watson | July 21st, 2016
Terry Watson - Editor

Terry Watson – Editor

What will your legacy be when it is all said and done? Honestly, I have never given it much thought and if I could answer, I would say that I hope that I’m known for loving everyone unconditionally, just as God does. I also believe that there are four components of life: your arrival into this world, the journey of finding your purpose, the impression that you leave upon this world, and surviving the impression that this world leaves on you. In doing so, it is certain that ones’ legacy or signature of life will be defined.

As a baby, we are so dependent on others for survival. While our ears, eyes, and minds absorb absolutely everything within range, we also learn to explore and are shaped by our experiences. One of the hardest things that I have ever done was finding my purpose in life. As a child, I had a lot of energy, but nowhere to direct it. I often found myself bound in things that I had no business of being there. Through my difficulties, I learned a lot of new things about myself, the most valuable one being that I not perfect, and my mistakes and achievements were stepping stones that lead to my purpose.

The scratches and scars on my body are evidence that I have fought for something. What is not visible to the naked eye are the internal scars from the battles within. Biting my tongue and holding my words became beneficial and allowed me to be heard without being the biggest, baddest, or loudest person in the room. It is what we say and what we do that determines how others will remember us.

That is a legacy. They are created effortlessly, however how they impact this world, whether it is by helping or hurting others is where their value lies. My best advice is to love everyone, even if it feels like it’s killing you, love them anyway. Your legacy is important.

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