I just got back from a funeral.
As I sat there listening to the stories people shared I was struck by the legacy this man was leaving behind. I am good friends with his grandson and the same generosity, kindness, and Italianess (is that a word?) that defined this man also defines those he invested in – like my friend.
In our own lives do we ever wonder what we are going to be known for? The legacy that we will leave behind? Not the legacy of material possessions or accomplishments rather the legacy of things unseen. That indelible mark on peoples lives that carries on long after we are gone. That influence that changes the way people see things and how they live their lives.
As I sat amongst 200 or so at the funeral it was obvious how much Papa John left his mark…and not just with thoes who knew him but those that knew someone who knew someone that knew him.
Are you leaving your mark – your legacy?
If not, what are you waiting for?