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  • Writer's pictureJonda Beattie

How Do You Want to be Remembered?

A family patriarch died this past week and I was privileged to be part of the enormous group of family and friends who gathered to recall all of the wonderful times we had shared with him. Although Lin was one who could and did give great sermons, what really stood out was how he lived his principles. You could tell by his life events that he valued his God, family friends, and people everywhere. His love for my sister and all of his family was tangible. As around 80 family members gathered, talked, laughed, and cried, you felt that he was still with us. His sense of humor, his laughter, his big hugs were spoken of over and over. It was not big events or big donations that made him special. It was the everyday living and giving that made him who he was. People shared stories and if they had not done the sharing, many would not even realize all the little and big things he did that added up to one great man.

We should reflect on how we are living our daily lives. How do we want to be remembered?

Jonda S. Beattie Professional Organizer

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