We all want to be remembered. Some want to be famous so that the whole world will at some point remember their name, some just want to make a difference in their community and others just want their families to know how much they loved them and to spread that love from generation to generation. I want to be remembered. It doesn’t matter if anyone remembers my name, I just want all I come in contact with to remember how I made them smile.
Last week when I went to visit my grandmother she told me she liked when I came because we would have such a good time. I was happy but sad because some days she has to ask me my name and I was worried that one day she wouldn’t know me at all and she would forget that we had a good time together. However when I saw her just a few days ago she told me that she thinks about me and just smiles and I thought at this point in her life isn’t that what matters, that I make her happy. Its okay if she forgets my name as long as she knows that there was a girl that made her laugh and smile every time she came around.
A legacy of joy that’s what I want to leave. A friend of mine once or twice told me that “anywhere you go you should leave that place in a better condition that you found it”. For me this includes people. We can be a persons support, confidant, rock, cry buddy whatever we need to be but when that person exits our life, whatever the reason they should leave stronger, happier, all around a better person.