Did you ever stop and think about your legacy, what impact you have on your family, your friends, and acquaintances? I have wonderful memories of my husband, Chuck and the great influence he had on my life, the life of our sons, and many others. He has been gone for 26 years now and most of my friends never knew him. With that in mind, I wrote his biography because I feel his impact on thousands of people needs to be remembered.
These days I am speaking in some retirement communities and challenging them to write their stories. What was their life like during World War 11 or the Korean or Vietnam war? Where did they focus their daily life? What kind of work did they do? What impact did they have on their family, their friends, and their community?
Their responses are challenging. Some want to tell their stories and others want to forget them. That is the way life goes. Some people like new ideas and some don’t. My job isn’t to make them do anything but simply to give them ideas they might like to tackle. And I will help them if they want my help.
So this is one of the things that I am doing these days. I really believe this is what the Lord wants me to do in these communities. Of course it will change as everything changes but for today, this is what I am doing to help as many as I can.