Friday, May 17, 2013

52 lists -- week 19 -- list the things you want to be known for

ever since we're small humans, we're asked what we want to be when we grow up. but what we want our legacy to be? never. and i think that's almost a more important question because it's easy to say i want to be a teacher, but that's just a job. instead, we should be thinking about who we want to be as humans. because what we're known for is a much better explanation of who we are. 

above all, i want to be known for my kindness and my open heart. i want people to think back on me and say "she always had something nice to say" or "she was such an optimist". unfortunately, sometimes it's really hard to be nice or optimistic. but it's something that i strive for. because really, if you can't be positive or say something nice, what's the point? life is hard enough, so a little kindness can go a long way. and i just want to be one more person who helps someone else feel a little better with a kind word or a positive outlook.

what do you want to be known for?