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Leave a Legacy-Help Others

Updated on February 29, 2012


Use Your Talents And Leave A Legacy


With so many celebrities passing so suddenly, I began to ponder the most important question one should have about someone else’s life: What legacy did this person leave behind?


I believed we are all blessed with gifts. Gifts are those abilities which we naturally excel and master at a level greater than others. This could be writing, connecting with others, singing, dancing, caring for others, medical abilities, parenting, etc. These gifts can allow you to make money, break records, and achieve great fame.


BUT


Equally important – the legacy you leave behind when you close your eyes for the last time. What impact did you have on this world? Each of us has an obligation and should desire to leave this world better than when we arrived. Maybe certain pains touch you more than someone else – the homeless, children who were molested, people fighting substance abuse, educating children, battered men/women, natural disaster victims, literacy, parenting, women’s rights –etc. We all have a legacy that we leave. The saddest thing that I’ve seen is someone being laid to rest with ten million accolades but nothing said about their humanitarian efforts, organizations where they volunteered their time, or efforts to help others.


You don’t have to be a celebrity to help others but you should want to express the value of your need to help humanity in some way besides just benefiting yourself. I challenge everyone to do something to help others. If your friends are coming over to hang out on a Saturday, start early and suggest you start the day out helping others. Volunteer.org and other sites are around to help you to give to others.


Volunteering and helping others is a great way for you to heal the pains of your childhood or perhaps issues that you experienced as an adult. Even if you don’t volunteer-you can start an organization, website, or blog site to help others regarding a subject you hold dear to your heart. If you are a good parent and you see other people struggle to parent effectively/lovingly then create a business around speaking at PTA meetings or school associations helping others to perfect their parenting skills. The impact does not have to be monumental –it just has to be an effort from the heart.


My final thoughts: Please enjoy your gifts but don’t forget that we are one and help others.




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