Friday, December 3, 2010

How Will You Be Remembered?

We all want to leave a mark in this world. Some people are remembered for their courage and ability to stand up for what is right such as the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Others are talented beyond words and leave the world wanting more long after they are gone as we see with the legendary Michael Jackson.

People tell me that I tend to absorb the problems of others and try to help in situations that are deemed "helpless". For that reason, I use to question my ability to go the extra mile and console a friend or help a loved one regardless of how many times they were in need. Those around me could not understand my compassion and accepting nature to bring in a friend that once turned their back on me, but now required a shoulder. I questioned my own sanity in some cases,but I knew I was right in my willingness to forgive.

There has always been something deep inside that speaks to me. The comforting whispers in my heart, tell me that God has sent that person to me. In the will of doing right in the eyes of God, I help, I comfort, I console. I do what I'm told. I worry no more how others view my nature to nurture, I just do!

So I sit and ponder. How do I want to be remembered?

When someone speaks of my life after I am long gone, I want to be remembered as the woman that smiled for absolutely no reason at all and joked to make an uncomfortable situation easier. But most importantly I want to be remembered as the woman that took away a problem from someone, absorbed the hurt of another, and through her heart loved glowed.

How will you be remembered?

2 comments:

Mommy Glow said...

How do I want to be remembered? That is not such an easy question. I want to be remembered as being a loving and attentive Mother. A kind and giving Woman. I want to be remembered as being a hard worker and for my want to give back to my community. Hmmm, I gotta think about more. It makes you think. It makes you wonder if what you're doing now is helping or hurting how you want to be remembered.

GG said...

I love this post. I can relate to it so much. It's very comforting to just accept this loving nature and not fight against it. Personally, i have to be careful sometimes that I'm not taking on the pain of others so much that I'm bringing myself down. I think this trait of endless compassion is a gift though, and not a curse. This is a favorite quote of mine and I thought you might appreciate it too....

"Some people just have big hearts. And with this gift they're very often able to feel, offer, and show far more love than they receive from those around them. Which, at times, is a heavy load to bear. So today I'd like to remind them, and especially you, that the sun asks not that the moon and planets help brighten each day, but relishes her role as a keeper of the light and a bringer of the dawn. A role much like your own."

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