You don’t leave a legacy, you live it. When the last word of the story of your life is written it will be about who you were, how you loved and how you lived. It is the seeds you plant today and nurture over time that grow into something significant.
September 11th will long be a day that carries meaning here in the United States. Until 2001, it was just another day of the month. But that year, just four months after losing my husband to cancer, the towers came tumbling down. What had seemed to be an isolated time of grieving my own singular loss transformed into a period of national mourning.
It is important to honor our losses and give ourselves time to heal. It is also important to remember and honor those whose lives ended that day and all the lives that were forever changed when their loved ones did not come home. However, in time healing comes not just from remembering but from doing so with purpose. Finding actions we can take to make a difference in the world ~ more love, less hate, more compassion, less judgment, more joy, less fear ~ can help us turn loss into serving a purpose.
If you are tired of your current situation in any area of your life, know that it doesn’t have to be this way. Imagine if you could create the tension it takes to catapult into a future you’ve dreamed of and desired how fast your life could change. One choice, one commitment, one step into inspired action can mean the difference between a life that feels like suffering or getting by into a life you are living on purpose and with passion.