So here’s something strange to think about: have you ever thought about what people would say about you at your funeral?
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I wonder how much the world really would miss me. I mean, some days my life feels so repetitive and small.
But last week I got an unexpected call from my mom. My grandfather had passed away. Within hours, beautiful and warm tributes began being posted on social media. I loved reading them and seeing the pictures.
And as I read the thoughts of my family far and wide, these were the themes: love for family and love for education. As my dad said, if you want to feel good about yourself go spend some time with Don Ashdown. And as one of my cousins recalled, my grandpa was able to send ALL of his grandkids to college because of his frugal lifestyle. He quietly sacrificed. He was a simple, kind and unassuming man who studied bugs, of all things.
But he left a legacy of love.
It is powerful and strong.
And it may not change the entire world, but I want to leave a legacy like that.