legacies…

This week I heard some great news about Roxanne Quimby, the founder of Burt’s Bees cosmetics.   Over the years, she’s bought a LOT of land in Maine.  She now wants to donate most of that land to the National Park Service for the first new National Park since the ’80s.  You can read all about it here.

Maybe it was hearing this story.  Or maybe it’s because I’m in my 50s, but I’ve been thinking a lot about legacies lately.

When I’m no longer here, what/if any difference will my life have made?

I’m not trying to get all morbid here.   I just think it’s worth pondering ~ especially while I still have the chance to shape the legacy I want to leave.

Actually, I think THAT’s the point.  I don’t believe legacies just happen.   In order to happen, they must first be imagined; then shaped; then offered.

I haven’t wrapped words around what I want mine to be, but I’m working on it.

In the meantime, what do you want yours to be and how are you making that happen?