I have read somewhere that the reason why we want to be remembered is our fear of death. I beg to disagree. Not everyone is afraid to die. Most especially, it’s not necessarily mean we need to die first before leaving a legacy. People come and go. We all have encounters everyday where each one is temporary and is meant to give us a lesson. Most people we met are by chance. However, some are meant to be sent our way. We all have a purpose to somebody else’s life; and it is fulfilling to know that we have served our purpose at the end of the day. This is the last post of my 30-day blog challenge – a very timely topic! Today, I’m going to answer the question: What do you want to be remembered for?
What do you want to be remembered for?
Back in college, our Speech class required us to write our own eulogy. The final practicum was to speak in front of the class as if we were attending our own funeral. Some even did cry as they delivered their speeches. We even wrote our own epitaph! I couldn't remember where I placed that speech but all I know is that it's something that we've imagined and prepared for. All of us were faced with the question: What will people remember about me and how I treated them?
I want to be remembered as someone who…
- Gave it all. Life is too short to be a mediocre. We always choose what we invest on. Be it small or big – it deserves the best of us. Won’t it be satisfying that after giving your best, be the outcome successful or not, you don’t live in regrets? I want people to see that their potentials can be maximized only by choosing to act on them.
- Always found a solution. It’s a great feeling when people remember you. A few years back, one of my best friends who is now living in the U.S. messaged me via Facebook. He said he and his mom were waiting for the bus to get home for hours already. He told his mom that if I were with them, I probably had already gotten home hours earlier because I would go find another mode of transpo and I would surely not waste my time waiting. and he is right!
- Pushed you to be your own best version. One can’t achieve something worthwhile without discomfort. I want you to know what you want and then push you out of your comfort zone to the direction of your dreams.
- Put other’s needs before herself. I believe that God is just using me as His own vessel. The world needs kindness and compassion more than ever. I strive hard so I can be a blessing to both people and animals. A life with purpose is a life lived for others.
Overall, I’d like for them to be inspired to make a difference in their own little ways.
This post is the last entry for the 30-day blog challenge below.
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Cha of Little Misadvencha is a Filipino Civil Engineer, researcher and a fur mom. She came from General Santos City and finds that everything in life teaches her a lesson. She is inspired to write about and out of her experiences, but later found out that it was her experiences that actually inspire her.
I want to be known for my legacy of being persistent and hard-working. I want to be known as just and fair.
I haven’t stopped to think about this, very interesting! But I am sure people will remember how helpful and sociable I am.
I always enjoy and learn from reading your article. Like you, I want to be remembered by these traits and I wish to keep these traits with me for a lifetime.
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Yes I totaly agree with what you tbh! I love how you’ve put this across, I know what I will be rememebered for and thats something which isnt an ego thing, but guides me and makes me stick to being the person I am. People change their morals due to circumstances and I am not like that at all. I always remain being the best version, so whenever someone walks away from me they feel better about themselbes, which equally make me feel good too!! NICE BLOG x
Powerful. Time flies, and exercises like these make us really take account of where we are in the world, who we are – and what we want to be remembered for. Thanks for collating this.
To be honest never really thought about this before…just trying to stay positive and live life to the best at the moment
I’m so blessed to have you as one of my best friends. ❣️ Love yoooou!
Now that the May month has finally arrived, I was planning my blogging schedule. Your blog prompts made it so much easier for me to schedule it. Thanks a lot for sharing it.
This is a sad question to think about right now, especially since we’re all in quarantine. A good question however nonetheless