Creating Your Legacy – Thoughts of a Rotarian


rotaryserviceMy wife Doreen just received an award and it was time for me to speak to her about what thoughts she had.

Me:

How often are you asked what legacy would you like to leave?

Doreen:

I think about this often, but not in that way.

“I want to be known for someone who did something worthwhile, I do it because it is within me.“

“The thing about a legacy is it just doesn’t happen it grows over the years. It is about the way you live, how hard you work, and your dedication.”

“I believe a legacy is based on TIME, STRENGTH, PASSION and MISSION and doing what you do because that is where you HEART is.”

Me:

So now that I have asked you the question about Legacy what are your thoughts?

Doreen:

“ As I said earlier I think a legacy comes from what you do from your heart, something you are devoted to, and have passion for and want to make a difference in.

“It could be leaving your fortune, or reading a book to a child every week, both will make a huge difference in someone’s life.

If you want to be known as funny, make someone laugh every day, if you want to be known as giving, give every day.”

“Find your passion and share it.  We all have the ability to leave a legacy behind!”

What will be yours? 

Me:

Thanks Doreen, Congratulations on receiving the 2013 Rotary Outstanding Contribution Award!!

Thank you for doing what you do.

Doreen works with a number of non-profits and is also a Paul Harris Fellow.

P.S. Thanks for being who you are I love you.

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Posted on March 20, 2013, in HRMexplorer Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Congratulations to Doreen! We are each going to leave a legacy behind. The difference will be if others remember it 🙂

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