I am so saddened by the number of death cases reported in our country due to covid. At times am even afraid to log in on my social pages considering all the Rest In Peace messages on my timeline. I was on the call with one of my sisters and she told me she has limited her time on social media because wooww it’s really frightening and sad to see how we lose our loved ones daily.
The past weeks I was informed about death cases which left me crippled. I do not personally know the people but I knew them and their lives positively impacted my life. In addition to that, this morning I received a call from a good fellow colleague informing me of his wife’s passing. It horribly smacked me down.
I took a breather and went to a private place and had a short introspection with my thoughts. I begun to think about how short life is. I realized that anytime I can transition into another world and the question popped up so quick which smacked me hard.
What do you want to be remembered for?
What do I want to be remembered for?
Within seconds I already had answers.
Well first and foremost, I have not attained so much in my life. I do not think people will remember me in relation to my achievements. I guess in the nearest future but not at the present moment.
For me to answer justly to the question, I had to be true to myself. I want to be memorialized about the service I rendered to people. And that is the service of LOVE. I have a bit of a shy and a laid back personality but when I love, I love wholeheartedly. I am even reminded of my time in high school. One of our bible study leaders told me i should persist in expressing love to people because my cardiac organ is like an athletic field, it has the capacity to accommodate everyone.
People experience various circumstances, the love I bestow to them affords me fulfillment. I comfort myself that in some measure I am rendering a service to them which will make them feel better. I am talking about being sensible to people. Loving and accepting them as they are. I will be remembered for the love I shared and being present in times of need.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earthMohammed Ali
My measure of service is way more than money can purchase. Undoubtedly I dream of contributing into minimizing poverty in our country the best way I can, bringing solutions to economic issues we face as a country and developing sustainable job opportunities, but my memorial on earth will be more of service to people by the love of God I rendered to them more than anything. The care, meekness and compassion to those who need it.
Secondly, there’s one thing I love emphasizing and that is the power of the tongue. I want to be remembered by the words I uttered to people. I am literally careful with words. Most times I try to speak words which will build people not break them. Words can either be constructive or destructive. As the word of God says – “Heaven and earth shall pass away but My Words will not pass away”. I guess everything else will pass and your words shall remain. Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi in one of her interviews mentioned that in the next 5 – 10 years, people will not remember her by the clothes she wore during her reign, but instead by the words she has spoken.
If I had to transition to another world I would definitely want to be remembered by this two things :
- The love of God I shared with people
- And the words I have spoken to them.
What would you love to be remembered for? Let me hear on the comments section.
Do not forget to stay safe because I love you.
From my heart to yours
Those are two very important things to be remembered for! If I may ask, what country are you referring to? I’m new here 😉