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Leave A Legacy Manifesto

Monday, January 07, 2013

“Leave something when you die. A tree planted. A garden cultivated. A wound healed. A book written. A child taught.

Be a sculptor. Leave your fingerprints in the hearts of those you touch. Be an artist, not a wage earner. A linchpin, not a laborer. No matter your station, no matter the job.

If you’re a janitor, don’t sweep floors and empty trash — sparkle the world with cleanliness, order, and beauty. If you’re a mason, don’t look to the ground and chisel rocks — gaze at the sky and build cathedrals.

Act on your inspirations. Never be content with the status quo — fight it with a relentless passion for excellence. Leave it all on the field of life.

You can lie in your deathbed tortured by ‘if only’s,’ or sigh contentedly with the assurance that the world is better because you lived.
Go. Live. Do. Be. Leave a legacy.”

I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time
Know there was something that meant something that I left behind
When I leave this world, I'll leave no regrets
Leave something to remember, so they won't forget

I was here I lived, I loved I was here
I did, I've done everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know I was here...

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