During my morning meditation recently, I kept coming back to the question “How will I be remembered?” This morning I woke from a deep sleep with the question very fresh in my mind.
Anyone who knows me is aware that I am not terribly concerned with what others think of me in general, but what I’m thinking about lately is bigger than that. I wonder what those who are a part of my life will think of when I’m gone, both on social media and in my everyday world.
I keep having a scenario play out in my brain: I’ve just graduated from this life, and when word gets out, people do what everyone does when they hear this kind of news – they visit my social media accounts to see what the last posts were.
Did my final post make someone laugh, cry, smile? Did it make them think? Or were my last words about something that angered or annoyed me? Was I building people up or complaining?
How will I be remembered? I can only hope that when people look back, they see a flawed guy with an intense desire to make life better for everyone. Until that time comes, I’ll keep trying.
Never forget that I love you, and that excludes no one.