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?

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