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Apr 14, 2011

Left Behind

Death is not something I think about often. But I do place my hope in an eternal home with my Lord and Savior. Have you given much thought to what type of legacy you hope to leave behind?

I took a 30 day course(well I started it but didn’t actually finish it)  on journaling by Joseph Peck and the quote he gave from Jim Rohn led me to think about legacy in all new way. According to Rohn, you have three key treasures to leave the next generation:

  • your journal-write out the ideas, inspirations, and revelations you have picked up on your life journey
  • your library-pass on the books that were instrumental in shaping your life
  • your photos- take the time to capture the moments of your life.

Are you incorporating each of these areas as part of your legacy? If you had to pick your top books to leave behind as a part of your legacy which would you pick?

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15 Comments:

At April 14, 2011 at 2:04 AM , Blogger MTJ said...

Hi Wanda,

How are you my friend? I'm unfamiliar with both Joseph Peck and Jim Rohn, but those are interesting treasures to leave to the generation that follows.

I suppose my blog is a type of digital journal that chronicles my evolution as a Christian. Through it, I am learning to peer into the reflection of my life in God's eyes and see the man I've been, the man I am, and the man I am to become.

I will need to create a list of books which have always called me to read them once more. For the past 16 months, I have read and studied the scriptures daily. It would be nice to brag and say how much I've learned, but the truth is that I've learned how little I really know.

I wish that I had more of a visual record of my life. Photographs were not part of my life growing up and I subsequently placed little importance on it; to my regret.

If you had to pick your top books to leave behind as a part of your legacy which would you pick? This is such a good question Wanda. It's one I have difficulty answering because there are so many books which have been influential in my life. Books by James Baldwin, John A. Williams, Herman Hesse, Ed Cole (Maximized Manhood). I been encouraged by Christian brothers to read Watchman Nee, Norman Grub, Billy Graham (The Holy Spirit), and Gary Smalley & John Trent (The Language of Love). These books are now part of my library and I hope to God that I finish them all so that I may encourage the next generation to read them.

I like this concept of having a legacy.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

 
At April 14, 2011 at 3:50 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

This may sound silly but the legacy I would leave behind is my own book as it;s mostly about my family and friends and it would be nice to have them remembered,

But I don't like to dwell on the subject of death....I know it happens to us all but at my age I don't like thinking of it.

Yvonne.

 
At April 14, 2011 at 4:16 AM , Blogger Just Be Real said...

The stuff I leave behind, I think only the Lord will understand. Blessings to you Wanda. Like this post. Made me think.

 
At April 14, 2011 at 7:14 AM , Blogger Chelle said...

One of my life's mentors was mentored by Jim Rohn. Sweet. I love what he says. Thankfully, the blog serves as a great journal, we have books overflowing from our shelves, and my family calls me the papparazzi. :)

 
At April 14, 2011 at 7:29 AM , Blogger Angela Felsted said...

What book would I leave behind? That is a really hard question. Maybe my journal. It isn't nearly as fun to reed as fiction, but it's real life.

 
At April 14, 2011 at 8:18 AM , Blogger Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I kinda use my blog as a journal. I know I should do more but?? My legacy??

 
At April 14, 2011 at 8:59 AM , Blogger Ella said...

These are 3 of my favorite things~
Thanks Wanda, this was really lovely!
xXx

 
At April 14, 2011 at 11:46 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

I've got journals, my library (including my first, now worn, copies of Far From The Madding Crowd and Jane Eyre) and more photos than I can count. Very interesting question. All three of those things have to do with what our words and our vision. After my Aunt a/k/a mom died a few years ago, I realized that she had left me words and a vision. These were things that could never be taken away.

 
At April 14, 2011 at 11:47 AM , Blogger Karen Walker said...

Oh, that's a hard question. Little Women would definitely be among them, though.
Karen

 
At April 14, 2011 at 6:14 PM , Blogger Wanda said...

Hi MTJ, our blogs definitely stand as record of our journeys through life. Oh hope to become more intentional about the things I choose to leave behind.
For sure Yvonneyour book will leave a reach collection of memories.
JBR sure ultimately only God understand our full thoughts but your writings will give future generations insights about you they may never would have gotten otherwise.
Chelle the material I have read of Rohn's has been very good. I can only imagine the insight gain from one on one mentorship by him.
Angela real life is even better than make believe.
Kim it's something to think about.
Thanks Ella!
Bluebutterfly what a treasure she left you.
Karen narrowing it down would be hard for me as well.

 
At April 14, 2011 at 10:14 PM , Blogger Belbin9 said...

Such an awesome post. I have been thinking about what I'm leaving behind and what everyone in general is leaving behind and sometimes I don't like what I see. But these treasures are something I have to try out.

Thank you

 
At April 14, 2011 at 11:58 PM , Blogger Arlee Bird said...

I do think about this and the material things that I leave behind are secondary to the memories of those who knew me and whatever good will I've shown to others.

I should keep a journal but I've not for the most part.


Lee
Tossing It Out

 
At April 15, 2011 at 12:11 PM , Blogger *The Old Geezer said...

What book would I leave behind?

My marked up Bible.

 
At April 15, 2011 at 12:56 PM , Blogger Penned Pebbles said...

I like all three and God willing will leave all three plus my bible(s)!

 
At April 15, 2011 at 1:46 PM , Blogger sarah said...

writers that made a difference...Maya Angelou...Eli Wiesel....Anne Lamotte.

 

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