What We Leave Behind

When sorrow finds us

Recently I lost a very dear family member. A man who loved everyone with all his heart.

A man generous of spirit, one who gave his all to mankind.

A truly evolved soul.

I know I am not the only one who has lost loved ones.

If this current time has taught us anything, the headline should read — “how to survive when you lose big!”.

Many have lost so much, some have lost all they had, while each of us has lost something.

We have lost our innocence in the world around us, our freedom, our sense of security, and familiarity in the way we once lived.

It is safe to say that life will never be the same again

One day, hopefully, a long time from now, we will vacate the house we reside in. The essence of who we are will return to its creator. What we have left behind are just memories.

What will they say about you?

I recently spent some time pondering what remains when we leave this space.

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What we leave behind

1. Good deeds

2. How we made others feel

3. Were you helpful and kind

4. How did you spend your time

5. What Motivated you

6. How you used the gifts you were given

7. Did you love your family and friends


We all hope we will be remembered in the most favorable light. We may think that we are doing all things that are good and right. Others may beg to differ.

Take time out to review your life with honesty. Give someone you trust and respect the freedom to give you an honest life review.

What will you be remembered for?

Keep in mind what legacy you want to leave behind. You are the author, there is still time to change the trajectory of the narrative.

You can make the decision of how you want to tell your story. No one else has lived your life, so today, while there is still life, spend some time and rewrite the end.

What will your legacy be?

Published by gifted50

I am a lover of God, most things from nature, (not worms or snakes) and photography. I love dancing, music, reading, learning new things. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend. I am a Registered (Emergency Room) Nurse by profession. The intent behind this blog is to share tips on how we can become healthier and better versions of ourselves as we journey life's road together. I write about my life experiences, health, childhood lessons, my relationship with God and man and heed the promptings of the Holy Spirit. So let us journey alongside each other. "Keep good company, read good books, love good things and cultivate soul and body as faithfully as you can" ~ Louisa May Alcott.

16 thoughts on “What We Leave Behind

  1. #2 & #6 really spoke to me. Thank you for a post that reminds us of what humanity looks like.


  2. Pene, a timely message. This is a good time to mourn our losses and reevaluate our lives. It is a time of opportunity to start afresh, to make peace with ourselves, to reimagine possibilities, and to move forward.

    Condolences on your loss. Take care. ❤


      1. Now, that would be a first! You’d have the scoop of the blogosphere: Exclusive! Dead man returns, reveals secrets about Heaven!


  3. I am sorry for your loss. You have sent a very important message. No one will remember us for our position, but for our contribution; no one will remember us for our possession; but for our distribution. Lets always strive to make an impact rather than just making a living🙂


  4. I am so sorry for your loss. This is such an excellent post! Every day that we live is part of our legacy…how we use our time, how we help others, how we make a difference.


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