I realized that when my life is said and done I want everyone who ever knew me to smile at the memory of me, because it brings them peace to have known the person I was. Because I cared enough to spend my time, whatever money I had and whatever gifts God gave me to love them, care for them and make a difference in this life.
That I lived each moment with gratitude and fulfillment that who I have become is perfect and just enough to live an extraordinary life. To always make those around me understand that I was the one who was privileged to have ever encountered them along my journey – not them for knowing me.
That I may have never been rich...but that was never truly poor because I understood that God gave me all I ever needed to live a splendid life. To trust in him and understand that he knew exactly what he was doing when he created me and the path I was to lead. That I am divinely perfect just as I am. To be happy for all my imperfections and mistakes because those are what make you human and keep you humble.
That although I may have never lived or been able to afford a big house, I was smart enough…strong enough to know that I would never be alone within the walls of any home. For what makes a beautiful home are the people within it who fill it with love, not the size of the rooms.