Being a Living Legacy

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2012-03-20 08:17:19 -0500
Started 2012-03-15 08:02:16 -0500

With that stated I thought to share my thoughts on this. For when our Loved one(s) pass away, yes we miss them, cry, rage and etc. But stop and think of all the things you did together. The happier times and etc. Then think of the things you learned while you had that person in your life. The positive side of your relationship. Now here is something I learned several times about that. I am a Living Legacy of my Mother and now my wee grandson. I have a choice daily to choose from. I can bemoan my loss, sadness and etc or I can take it from a negative to a positive. By living from what I learned from them. No matter is the time frame, I learned something. Recently my patience and wisdom came into play. So mind you when I get mad the patience is very short LOL But I must strive for the goal I am hoping to reach. Not for myself per say but for others who may benefit from it. Its not always easy. There are times I cry and etc. Then I reflect and latch onto the positive things I learned. SO now use this to improve your self, your life, and your world around you. Start out simple like doing the common courtesies you'd do with your co-workers, friends, and elders. Like saying Thank You Please and etc. Have fun doing this for it will show you Life can get sweeter if we choose to do so. Twas meant to inspire, help, reflect and encourage all of us to move forward and in a good way. Not meant to disrespect in any way shape or form. Hugs
P.S. I have been working

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Nick1962 2012-03-19 09:45:23 -0500 Report

So true! A wise elder once told me, to live correctly, picture your funeral and work backwards from that. He meant imagine all the kind things you’d like said about you at your funeral, then try to live up to those words.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-03-16 21:23:35 -0500 Report

Like others lack of sleep, had to read a few times before I understood! I am living to live for myself along for my children, ). My children lost their father, my ex 2 years ago as a T2 with lots of complications, including excessive drinking, then I who exercised and was diligent about my health diagnosed as a T1, 6 mos. Ago, my legacy will be that I can defeat this with care and management and be. Role model for my children!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-03-15 22:07:36 -0500 Report


I really like the idea of being a living legacy. Taking what we learned from our loved ones, and applying it in our daily lives, is a way that their memory can live on and one. If the people we come into contact with taking something of benefit from us, and share it with others, then the legacy is multiplied.

A great post! Thanks!


jayabee52 2012-03-15 12:02:23 -0500 Report

When you say "with that stated" I am curious as to what things you stated which led to this discussion? (as my "Jem" would say: "I am a nosy buzzard!")

TsalagiLenape 2012-03-15 12:10:36 -0500 Report

The point was that "Being a Livng Legacy" is the statement. Thus I backed it up with my own insight. Something to empower enlighten and thus help others with their grief of their loss. Most of the people I know who have had a loss of a loved one turn into alcohol and etc. Instead of facing the negatives and the consequences of it turn it around into a positive note. Helps with the grieving, helps with regaining your life, and control of somethings that is lost when grieving. IF I am mistaken on this please let me know. Thank you

Young1s 2012-03-15 18:33:31 -0500 Report

I would say that's a fair assessmemt of some people. I know I started drinking more after my father passed. Never really put the two together until it came up during my therapy sessions.

jayabee52 2012-03-15 12:21:15 -0500 Report

Duh! I get it now that you've explained it. I agree with your posting, but my initial reply showed my slowness this morning.

jayabee52 2012-03-15 12:33:25 -0500 Report

I don't know what kind of person I am. My sleep schedule is SO messed up it is not funny. Always seem to be sleepy.

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