|Mavis Balvin 1929-2011|
Remembered fondly, missed a bunch!
I've been giving this a lot of thought lately. After all, the older I get, the older others get, as well - so I now have numerous examples to follow (or not) just one generation up. Yikes! Does that mean I'm nearly old? Hmm.
One woman particularly sticks out in my mind as someone to emulate. Although she is no longer with us, Mavis lives on in the memories of friends and family as a woman who loved life and brought joy to those who knew her. A ready smile and kind words were Mavis' hallmark. What a way to be remembered! Where do I sign up for that? Oh yeah - with my actions.
Experiences Create Memories
Always remember that memories are generated from experiences, not words. Don't expect to be remembered for what you say, expect to be remembered for your actions and how they affect others. If you want folks to remember nice things about you, give them something nice to remember! And this isn't just for after you're gone from this life - it applies every day that you're still here, as well.
What memories are you creating today?