Have you given much thought to what your legacy will be?
Will you be remembered for some material things or for something more significant? Or, will you not be remembered for anything at all?
This isn’t something I have given a great deal of thought to until two days ago. I received a call from a friend saying that one of her new employees had a housing issue and just moved into a small apartment and didn’t have anything other than his clothes and a bed. I started looking around my kitchen and figured I could give him a couple of plates and a few pieces of silverware since I had a set of 8 of everything. All of a sudden I thought about what Robert Wong would have done in this situation and changed my thought process. If I had 2 sets of 4 why not just give this person 1 set of 4 of everything? If I need more at some point I can either borrow from friends or go buy another set. With a couple of other people helping as well, it looks like we can provide most of what this person needs. It’s not about doing something to make ourselves feel good, it’s about doing things to truly help others.
The legacy here has nothing to do with a few of us helping a person in need. It does have a lot to do, at least for me, with the legacy Robert left behind of always wanting and being willing to help others. For me, that is something that will always stay with me.
When you die, what will your legacy be? For some of us, we might want to change what we are doing now if we want to have a more positive legacy later.
Just something to think about.
Have a great day!