Yesterday, a police sergeant was shot dead in my friend's neighborhood. The TV reports on Hurricane Matthew, bringing bad news from across the nation into my house. The presidential election just leaves me shaking my head.
With so many big stories happening, it is easy to feel insignificant and unimportant. And yet, I hope I can make a difference in my the lives of my loved ones. What do I hope to leave as my legacy? My desire is that my family can feel peace and love in our home, despite the negative influences in the world. I hope that I can be an example of a person of faith, one who has optimism, gratitude, and hope for the future, even in the midst of trials and struggles. I want to be a steady calm presence in the chaos of modern life.
I want to be remembered as someone who could relieve stress with laughter. I want to be like Grandma Moses, finding new interests and talents even in my older years. I want my children to relate the stories that make them laugh, like how I always pack healthy carrot sticks on road trips, but no one eats them and then we just have baggies of warm carrots in the car.
Yes, I want to be remembered for warm carrots, because that is a memory of safety and love, and isn't that what we need today?
Linking up with Finish the Sentence Friday.
Thanks for warmth--whether in carrots or memories.