I'll admit that I've always wanted to be remembered for something grand. For changing the world in some way.
I grew up reading biographies of great people, missionaries, and martyrs. The thing is that for many of those people, the defining moments that made them great were thrust upon them. Heroes seldom plan to be heroes.
But there were some who made choices all along the way that caused them to lead extraordinary lives.
I haven't seen much in my life so far that would be categorized as extraordinary. But I certainly don't want to be ordinary.
I want to be remembered for being just a little bit weird. My sister and I actually used to make plans for our eccentricity. We admire it.
I want to be remembered as being kind and empathetic.
I would like to be remembered as being wise and good and generous. I might need to work on those things a bit.
I want my kids to remember me as loving and fun and smart and perfect.
If people can only remember one thing about me -- if only one thing stands out -- I hope it's that I love God and that my life brings Him glory.
I hope I'm not remembered for my selfishness, pride, laziness, greed, procrastination, and arrogance. So, please, forget that I even mentioned those.
How would you like to be remembered?