Three ways to leave a legacy


Number One: Do what you love 
Find your passion. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it’s yours. You won’t ever give your all if you follow someone else’s dreams and wishes. Have courage to know what will fulfil you and go after it. Share your passion with others, and inspire others to find and share theirs too.

Number Two: Be kind to all you meet

Every person we cross, from stranger to loved one, is left with a mark. Make one that lasts for the right reasons. Even a smile or a thank you can turn someone’s day around. If not, make amends, say sorry to those you’ve wronged. Forgive those who wrong you. Be the bigger person, be the better person.

Number Three: Do what is right

Many times, what is right is not what is easy. But take the road less travelled anyway. Find solutions to problems that have been ignored. Stand up for those who cannot do so for themselves. Stick by your own morals. Practice what you preach. Keep your promises. What goes around comes around. It may not be easy, but it will be worth it.

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Kill with kindness

 
For various reasons, both unforgivable and understandable, we do not always treat each other the way we should. And sometimes when we witness an injustice or offence, we have an urge to seek some sort of revenge. But let’s not let revenge consume us. As much as we might hate it, we’ve sometimes got to be the bigger person. Sometimes we have to kill with kindness. Sometimes we have to avenge with success. Sometimes we have to forgive and forget. Where it might seem best to fight fire with fire, we’ll both still be burned. Instead of smoke, leave an air of kindness. It will linger and rub off on them.

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The message of Christmas

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As we gather together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, let us pray for the world he came to save, that all its people may recognise their responsibility for its future, and may be inspired by the message of Christmas to work together for the establishment of justice, freedom, and peace everywhere; and for all in special need: the sick, the anxious, the lonely, the fearful, and the bereaved; that the peace and light of the Christ-child may bring hope and healing to all who sit in darkness.

(From a carol service at Westminster Abbey)

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Cling to what is good

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Sometimes we have to make choices under pressure, under heightened emotions, and under difficult circumstances. Sometimes we want vengeance or justice, because that is what seems fair and right. But there’s still a line between right and wrong, good and bad, that we must navigate carefully – what we might think is right in a moment might be wrong in the long run. Because once actions are made, words are said, there’s no taking them back. They might be forgiven but never forgotten. Cling to what is good. Cling to positivity, happiness, kindness. Cling to solutions that end problems, not create them.

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