Reflections: Purpose and Legacy

What do you want to be remembered for?

If we met a few years ago and you ask me what my measure of personal success is, I would have said things like reaching a certain point in my career, conquering travel destinations in my bucketlist, being financially independent, and other similar ‘wins’. Thanks to a turning point in my life, I have since then redefined what matters most – like what is my purpose and what would be my legacy.Footprints

My purpose is something I have not yet fully discovered. As for what I would want to be remembered for, it’s something I try to do every single day. I would like be the person that, one way or another, made a positive impact and made a difference to the world and to someone’s life.

For this blog I asked some of my loved ones what they would want to be remembered for. My parents answered me without hesitation. Some of my friends would take a minute or two to reflect and process their thoughts. Here’s what I gathered:

“I would like people to remember my smiles and laughter, and that I brought them happiness.” – Dad

“I want to be remembered for being silently resourceful in providing to my family’s needs, and someone who is always grateful to God.” – Mom

“For having a big heart.” – D

“For helping Mother Earth and voiceless, even in my own little way.” – my sister

“Someone who listens and is compassionate.” – R

“That I cared for the people who matters to me.” – I

“I want to be remembered for being a person – be as a daughter, sister, friend, mom and wife, who would go out of my way to help and do the right thing for my loved ones even when I don’t get acknowledged for it.” – K

“I want to be remembered for the love and care I give to my family, for being a good daughter, sister, and FurMom.” – O

“Someone who brought out the best in others.” – M

In the end, everyone wants to be remembered not for what they have, but for what they made others feel.

How about you? What do you want to be remembered for?

By MrsWayfarer

Living Free and Making a Difference


      1. i appreciate the question too, and those who said they need time to think would also be reflecting deeply before answering, that would be me. I’d have to want to give a worthy response. well written, i always love your flow of thoughts

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      1. Thank you for your words. They warm my heart. 😊

        I see the same in you. I know your work inspires me to do more for the planet. May we both continue to be an inspiration! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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