The final eulogy was spoken. I walked with my mom to view my Daddy’ body for the last time. She planted a kiss on her fingertips and gently pressed them onto my Dad’s forehead. She bent down and whispered, “Your legacy will live on.” I guided my tearful Mom back to her seat while watching the pall bearers walk my Daddy’s casket to its final resting place.

What personal legacy will you leave your children, grandchildren, family and friends?

My Daddy’s legacy continues to live on. Not only through those He touched while living, but through his two daughters. My sister and I share my Daddy’s thoughts on being a walking companion to someone in need.

Each day is an opportunity to encourage, inspire and uplift others.

Every day we have an opportunity impact someone’s future for the better. Every moment and each interaction can be powerful and the catalyst that changes the course of someone’s future.

Our legacy is sculpted by the people God sends into our life.

Never underestimate what God can do through you. I am a business owner engaging the help of local high school students. Each student faces their own set of hardships and difficulties and I have become their sounding board.

There have been two students who lost fathers to sudden death; another whose parents were battling prescription drugs and alcohol addictions. Some of these wonderful teens have suffered abuse or anger issues; others have no sense of purpose and lack direction. Looking back, I am convinced God hand-picked many of these students to be a part of my life, and continues to drop them in my lap as He sees fit.

Adopt someone into your heart in need of help and encouragement.

You can’t save the world, only God can do that. But you can reach out and embrace those individuals God sends in your direction. You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain.

“Let each look not only to our own interest, but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:4)

You can write the script for your final eulogy.

I pray my earthly legacy is intertwined and woven with threads of gold within the hearts of those God has gifted into my life. If I could write my final narrative, I would like it to read like this:

“Her earthly legacy was sculpted by those who gifted her opportunity to care, give and reach out to their needs.”

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