February 12th, 2010
Thank you all for your sweet comments on my post! I really do have a wonderful family. I often talk to David about the idea of a “legacy”. In both of our families, we have relatives who are so loved and spread joy to everyone they touch, and at the same time we have relatives that can be burdensome and unhappy and seem to excude negative energy. We love them all and have been blessed by them, but it makes us think about what kind of legacy we will leave behind. I want to leave a legacy similar to the ones that I am certain my Grammy and Pappy will leave.
I think that the most significant signs of a truly healthy life are not pants size or resting heart rate, rather lives seasoned with altruism, grace, and love. I am blessed to be a member of a family that is full of people with those qualities.
I am finally at the end of “Home” by Marilynne Robinson (still not quite done, hopefully tonight)! It’s funny because the first book that I read by her, “Gilead”, was recommended to me by both of my uncles in Asia, and the story reminded me of them and my Pappy and all the stories they tell of their childhood. However, in “Home” I came across a quote that I thought I would share:
“It is in family that we most often feel the grace of God, His Faithfulness.”
Do you have a family member or a role model that embodies all the characteristics that you wish to have? Has someone in your life left a legacy that has inspired you to better yourself?