What do you want out of life? Do you want to be successful, a star, rich? Do you want to be remembered as someone that invented something or was the most despicable criminal who ever lived? I think the fact that you are remembered at all speaks to your worth. My parents are gone but they are still remembered as good people. I think that’s pretty incredible!
Immortality is a concept that we banter about but do you really want to live forever? I don’t. Too many things would have to change for me to want to be around that long. I would want to be younger, thinner, taller the list could be become quite long. I don’t necessarily want to be remembered for having made a difference rather I want to make the difference. I don’t care if I’m remembered after I’m dead I want to be remembered now when I’m around to enjoy it.
We get so caught up in what we believe our legacy will be that we forget to fulfill that legacy. One day I will be dust, hopefully not snorted up somebody’s nose. Isn’t that what you would like? To make a difference, not to be snorted. We can make a difference right here, right now this very second. Be kind to a stranger. Smile at a child. Perhaps that kindness we’ll inspire that person to be kind to someone else and so the snowball begins. Don’t wait for someone else to start a movement so that you can join in. You can be the vanguard. It doesn’t cost any money, it isn’t painful or even difficult. Smile. Pass it on!