A few weeks ago, I wrote about to putting our best foot forward, but somehow I could not stop thinking about how I wanted to be remembered.
On my way to church, I kept saying to myself, if this is my last day, how would others remember me? My children? My spouse?
It’s a scary concept to think about (at least for me), but it’s a concept that will at some point cross everyone’s mind.
Everyday, we are reminded that nothing in life is guaranteed, except death. So even though we know not the day nor the hour, we still end up living like we have a tomorrow.
But again, how will I be remembered? Earlier this year, I committed myself to my one word, and every day I strive to make good on my promise to myself.
Even though I had goals attached to that word, it didn’t occur to me about the how my mindful actions would affect my family.
The Yelling Mama ~ I tend not to raise my voice anymore. I simply state what I was expect. If it’s not heeded, my daughter know there is a consequence.
Impatient Mama ~ Counting has been my best friend this year. It’s amazing how much you can be calmed down by numbers.
Accepting Mama ~ I tell myself that this will pass.
Appreciative Mama ~ Most importantly, I enjoy the small things.
Grateful Mama ~ No one’s job is easy, and everyone should be acknowledged for what they do well.
These days, in everything that I do, I ask myself, Is this how I want to be remembered? and Did I tell my loved ones that I love them today?
I try not to leave any situation with harsh words. At this stage in life for me, it’s not about being liked, its about living with myself.
How about you? How would you like to be remembered?