Being Bodacious: Chapter 7

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the girl who’ll decide where to go...
~ Theodor Geisel

A friend of my parents recently unexpectedly passed away – a rare, weird blood disease turned very insidious. In celebration of his life, his widow and children hosted an informal get-together where friends and family could tell tales and toast to his memory. The many facets of his personality and his character unfolded as the cocktails flowed and the conversation accelerated. What is interesting (at least to me) is that he will be remembered for many different things to many different people – each person carrying a distinctive imprint of him in their memory and their hearts.

As I am wont to do, I’ve been thinking (being homebound with a sick kiddo has given me plenty of time for my favorite mental pastime) – this little story has started the wheels turning about mortality and legacy and how we each spend our individually unique time here on the planet…

So, my bodacious ones… here’s the point to ponder for the week:

If you were to be remembered for, let’s say, five things that were distinctively, positively **you**, what would they be.

Maybe you make an amazing piecrust. Or have a laugh that undoubtedly signals your delight. Perhaps you have a secret passion for trashy beach novels (not that I'd know anything about that...)

Ahem. This is not the place for any self-deprecation or negativity. This is the place to celebrate those things that are uniquely you – those things for which you want to be remembered.

Have at it – what are you waiting for? We can’t wait to be able to celebrate **you**

1 comment:

AsKatKnits said...

I am oh so in!!