When I write about legacy, I prefer to emphasize the positive. There are many good people touching the lives of others because they choose to make a difference, and their contributions deserve to be celebrated. But every now and then, I cannot turn away from a different kind of legacy. It is one that casts a shadow of pain and injustice. MORE
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Legacy Line Blog
Posted on October 20, 2014
The mission of THE POWER OF LEGACY is to encourage men and women to become personal heroes by touching the lives of others in positive ways. Even the smallest act of kindness and compassion may have far reaching effects.
A very close friend told me about an experience that he had while travelling recently in France. He is confined to a wheelchair due to Multiple Sclerosis but although his body may have limitations, his mind and his will certainly have none. He and his wife travel extensively and he drinks in every moment of life’s flavors, in part because he knows how fleeting life can be. While walking, or rolling, through the cobblestone streets of a historic city they spied an ice cream shop. Because there was no wheelchair accessible way for my friend to enter the shop, his wife went in to order a couple of treats while he remained on the sidewalk. The sky had become overcast with rain-swollen clouds swirling ominously overhead and before the young man behind the counter could complete the sundaes that had been ordered, the clouds burst. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 13, 2014
Brittany Maynard is 29 years old, beautiful and bright. Brittany Maynard is an intelligent and compassionate woman. Brittany Maynard is dying.
Death walks in our shadow each day that we live. No one is untouched by its specter and as we journey through life, pain and grief shall touch us as those we love are taken into its dark embrace. So why is the impending death of Brittany Maynard capturing the attention of the world? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 07, 2014
There is nothing more difficult than saying a final “good-bye” to someone we love. It is an unfortunate reality that it is a human experience that we all will share as we journey through our lives. And although we may intellectually understand that death is an inevitable conclusion, we can never fully comprehend the grief that envelopes us and tears into our souls when that moment comes. Read the rest of this entry »