“Legacy” has been at the forefront of my mind. Last fall, my husband’s grandma, Edie, passed away at 102. At her service, a family member stated the following:
“It’s notable but not important that she lived through 37,387 sunrises and sunsets, was alive under 18 presidents, or that she was around for the invention of talking pictures, penicillin, social security, plastics, french fries, solid-state electronics, and interplanetary space missions. No, what is truly important with regard to the memorable life of Edith is that she faced all of it, in peace and war, with aplomb, with grace and humility, and that she, as we used to do in the boy scouts, left the campsite cleaner than she found it.”
102… it’s hard to imagine all that one would experience and witness in those years. Though I only knew Edie for the last 15 years of her life, her legacy is worth emulating. It is one of resilience, strength, hospitality, and unfettered love.
I think about whether or not I’m making the best use of my time or whether or not I’m living to my fullest potential. I think about the small ways I can seek to change this world for the better.
In all honesty and frankness, these internal questions have plagued me for the better part of the last decade. Like every other human out there who sometimes questions her worth, I can become enormously frustrated with the process of living a congruent life—one in which my inside desires match my outward behaviors.
Maybe some of this lands for you today and where you are in this life journey. Maybe you’re searching for ways you can step up, expand your horizons, and leave a legacy similar to others you admire. Or perhaps, you just know something is off in your life, and you feel like you’ve lost parts of yourself along the way, but you don’t know where to start.
If so, I want to tell you I get it. Along the way, I’ve found that the more support and honest conversations we have with one another, the more positive changes emerge within us. As a collective group of women, the more we seek greater wellness and deeper levels of self-discovery, the more fully we step into who we are at our core.
I started coaching and writing encouraging words to others for these very reasons. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend, I’m in the trenches, right there with you.
The truth is this: we all hold beauty and goodness, blossoming and ready to be shared with the world. When women are present and awake to our hearts, believing in ourselves and lifting one another up, everything within and around us changes in transformative ways.
Belief in a kind and benevolent Power greater than yourself.
Belief in yourself…in your gifts, capabilities, experiences, and inherent value.
And belief in the process of living with intention and greater consciousness.
As always, I love to hear back from you. Please drop me a line and let me know more about you and what makes your soul come alive.
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