Aug 07 2012

Your Legacy


U.S. hurdler Lashinda Demus with her family

The thing about kids.  If you have something specific you want them to do, they have to see you do it too.

I love the song, "Live Like That," from Sidewalk Prophets about leaving behind a legacy of love for your children and grandchildren to continue. The lyrics say,

I want to live like that

And give it all I have

So that everything I say and do

Points to You

I was struck with what that legacy is when I heard U.S. hurdler Lashinda Demus talk about her legacy as a mother, yesterday after winning her heat in the Olympics and advancing to the finals, with her twin 5 year old boys cheering her on in the stands.

She said,  "It's great, I just kind of run because I don't want to let them down.  Even if they don't know now right now, they'll know in the future.  I'm running for the legacy of my family."

What's the legacy you want to leave?

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Aug 06 2012

Relentlessly Dedicated

Thought provoking headline over the weekend:  

The best thing about Michael Phelps phenomenal career? You can do it, too.

 I don’t know about you, but I don’t expect to be able to win 22 medals, but it does make you wonder what you could work towards, if you just worked towards a goal.

They said, “It's tempting to think of Phelps as superhuman or a freak of nature. But his secret to success is available to all of us: hard work & relentless dedication.”

Makes you think about what you would choose to be relentlessly dedicated to.  

I would like to be relentlessly dedicated to being a loving, good example for God, and my family.

What about you? Listen to the difficulties Lacey has overcome:

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