"LEGACY" BY: Raymond Mathias

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You live in a unique moment in your personal history. No one else but you has the opportunity to learn about and learn from those who came before you (that's your heritage), while at the same time no one else can determine how you can impact those w

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Make no mistake about it. You will leave a legacy. Even obscure people leave a legacy, which by definition is something you hand down to your descendants, whether it's your material possessions or your reputation.

It's not that every detail of your life is going to be laid before your childern,grandchildren,and so on like an open book. It's the way you live and the way you influence your family that matter most.

If your way of living is Self-Centered and Self-Serving, then it's likely that your legacy will be tied to material things only: how much money you leave,What kind of furniture you hand down,that sort of things. On the other hand ,if your way of living centers on others and what you give of yourself to help their needs,then your Legacy will be more intangible and enduring.

Robert Kennedy once said: " Most people look around and ask why? I ask why not?" All you have to do is stand up,reach out and grab!

Nelson Mandella,president of South Africa stated in his 1994 angural speech " our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves,who are we to be brilliant,gorgeous,talented and fabulous? Actually,who are you not to be?

You playing small doesn't serve the World.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so other people won't feel insecure around you...And as we let our light shine,we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others!

The most important of all, the greatest legacy you can leave is a life centered on God.

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