Leaving Your Legacy

Isn't it time you started thinking about leaving your legacy? You can have everything you want and also leave a legacy?  Many of us are just wandering through life looking for something… not knowing what we are looking for.  Some of us think is this all there is to life?  There’s got to be something else.  I know I am not supposed to be living my life this way.  What’s it all for?  Have you ever thought that the reason you feel this way is because you aren’t truly living the life you were intended to live?  You aren’t living your purpose.  If you aren’t living your purpose, what type of legacy will you then leave?

Found an interesting story today and I thought it would be fitting to share.

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Mourners at a fast-food fan’s funeral wanted him to have it his way, so they arranged for his hearse — and the rest of the procession — to make one last drive-thru visit before reaching the cemetery.

David Kime Jr. “lived by his own rules,” daughter Linda Phiel said. He considered the lettuce on a burger his version of healthy eating, she said.

To give him a whopper of a send-off Saturday, the funeral procession stopped at a Burger King in York, Pennsylvania, where each mourner got a sandwich for the road.

Kime got one last burger too, the York Daily Record reported. It was placed atop his flag-draped coffin at the cemetery.

Phiel said the display wasn’t a joke, rather a happy way of honoring her father and the things that brought him joy.

“He lived a wonderful life and on his own terms,” she said.

Kime, 88, a World War II veteran, died Jan. 20.

Restaurant manager Margaret Hess said she knew his face and his order. She and her crew made 40 burgers for the funeral procession.

“It’s nice to know he was a loyal customer up until the end — the very end,” she said.  [Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/26/drive-thru-funeral/1867085/]

You see this man was remembered for something and he left something.  Maybe he did not know it but in his own way he did.  He left a legacy of joy and living life on his own terms. Now maybe some of you think you know the definition of this… at least the dictionary version anyway.  But to be sure, let’s have a closer look at it. If you Google this term, you will see that a lot of definitions refer to money or property, but a legacy does not have to only pertain to that.  It can pertain to anything that is handed down from the past.  One of my favorite books is Twelve Pillars of Success written by Jim Rohn and Chris Widener.  If you haven’t read it, you should pick it up right away.  Here’s a quote that outlines the gist of it…

“Live a life that will help others spiritually, intellectually, physically, financially, and relationally.  Live a life that serves as an example of what an exceptional life can look like.”

So my question to you is what kind of legacy will you leave behind?

Check out this short clip from the Bourne Legacy


It's time for you to know your name.  And when I say know you name, I don’t mean the name your earthly father gave you.  I mean your God given name… the name that defines you — which ultimately defines your purpose.  Will you give yourself to your purpose in order to live the life you were designed to live? You have everything you need inside to make it happen.  Start building your legacy now... today.

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