Day 17 of The Vulnerability Challenge: What do I want to be remembered for at the end of my life?
I want to be remembered for setting the bar really high. It doesn’t matter if I achieve everything I wanted to but I want to have done so much more than I started out imagining for myself.
And I want the people around me to know that I expected a high standard of them too because I believed in their unique version of greatness.
I want to be remembered for behaving what I believed, embodying the values that mattered to me and making an adventure of times when that seemed impossible.
I want to be remembered for forgiving myself when it all went wrong.
I want to be remembered for caring about people… not to be liked but because their humanity helped me to feel my own.
I want to be remembered for being brave and walking beside people on their brave journeys.
I want to be remembered for really believing in the strength of every human being’s spirit to learn and grow and transform their lives, to leave things better and lighter than how we found them.
I want to be remembered for appreciating the small things even though they broke my heart… my little dog sleeping in the corner safe for maybe the first time in her life, my sister’s Thanksgiving party bags (we’re not American), the twigs my mum rescues and puts in pots insisting they’ll grow (they usually do!), my brother’s laugh like Mutley.
I want to be remembered for really showing up in all my imperfection and delusions of grandeur and crazy, wild love of this insanely beautiful planet…
and the adventures it let me go on…
and the precious, precious souls it let me call family and friends.
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