What will be your legacy?
This evening I had the news that my (great) Uncle Vic passed away earlier today. It's been a long time since we last saw one another, but it's hard to know that that amazing man has gone from this world. He was my grandads best friend and the lifelong support of my grandmother (his sister) and for that I can only thank his memory and commemorate him as leaves us to go and do whatever it is that happens when we pass on.
I'm just sad that I never got to see him that one last time. I think we never realise how quickly things can change, how quickly people can be gone never to be seen, or spoken to again and once more I'm reminded of the utter frailty of our lives. We are simply a speck in the running of the world, yet each of us has potential to change everything. Even the smallest changes can echo into eternity. So what will you leave behind when it's time to move on? Who will miss you? What will you have achieved with your eye-blink of a life?
I know for one that I want to be able to stand before those "pearly gates" and say that I have lived my life. That I don't regret the things I've done and I've lived a life well loved. I hope that's how my Uncle felt as he approached the unknown.
For a while now I've been resolving that life is for living. Each passing year a testament to the year we've left behind, our own fingerprint on the life we're leaving behind, every second of the day.
I want to live a life where, in the words of the great "Blue Oyster Cult" I "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" because I know that if my life is to be gone in a second, then I need to take every opportunity I can with open arms. The challenge we set this week has been based on this resolve and today has helped me clarify that I want to TRY EVERYTHING!
Life may be fleeting, but in the moment everything is an adventure. People leave you, people come into your life. Every moment you change into the person you wish to be. I am me.
Today several lovely things happened, which I feel is appropriate to move on to, because what is death without life? Those little things that make every day worth waking up for and I'll share some with you, just so it's not all doom and gloom from my corner!
- Firstly one of my lovely year (almost) 13's donated 30p into the fundraising we're doing - very sweet :) Every penny counts!! Thanks Colette!
- I have also made an application to be a #sweatpink ambassador, which is really exciting! I love spreading the message, I love telling you all how amazing it is to be fit, to be healthy, to be unafraid of myself. So basically on that note: squee!
- Pole this evening was amazing!! I'll blog more about that tomorrow (I have an awesome video to share!), but tonight I feel it's appropriate to leave you with one last thought:
In the words of Heather Small - What have you done today to make YOU feel proud?
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