When I Look Back


While scanning through my online mail, I opened up a favorite of mine, The Art of Simplicity. Tsh (yes, that is spelled correctly) had a guest writer this week, and her story was interesting. She ended with this question: Take a moment to ask yourself: what will I see when I look back?

The question resonated with me. When my days on this earth are winding down, will I be satisfied with what I see when I look back? Am I living the life that I want to be remembered for? Although it might sound kind of morbid to think about, if I can live with the end in mind, it will undoubtedly change how I live in the here and now. Don’t you agree that it is probably good for all of us to step back and reevaluate our lives? What is truly important?

What will my legacy be? How will my family and friends remember me? More importantly, will I hear the words, “Well done” from my heavenly Father?
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:23 

I want to be known as: 

* a wife that loves her husband and tries to show him that fact every day * a mother that loves her children and knew when to hold them close, and when to let them go * a daughter who loves her mom and shows how grateful she is for all her love and support * a sister who cherishes any time she can spend with her sibling* a friend who encourages and helps out when she can.* someone who has kind words and holds a hand * someone who isn’t afraid to cry both tears of joy and tears of pain * a woman who slows down and enjoy the moments *

What do you want to see, when you look back at your life? How are you living now, so that will be true?


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