How Will You Be Remembered?

Photo Credit: Sean MacEntee via Flickr

Photo Credit: Sean MacEntee via Flickr

I have often wondered what other people would remember or think of me when my time on earth has come to an end. What would be my legacy? How would I be remembered? I found the following story fascinating because it shows us that sometimes, if we are given a “second chance”, we can turn our lives around for the good.

About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the morning newspaper and to his surprise and horror, read his name in the obituary column. The newspapers had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake. His first response was shock. Am I here or there? When he regained his composure, his second thought was to find out what people had said about him. The obituary read, “Dynamite King Dies.” And also “He was the merchant of death.” This man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words “merchant of death,” he asked himself a question, “Is this how I am going to be remembered?” He got in touch with his feelings and decided that this was not the way he wanted to be remembered. From that day on, he started working toward peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize.

Just as Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values, we should step back and do the same.

What is your legacy?

How would you like to be remembered?

Will you be spoken well of?

Will you be remembered with love and respect?

Will you be missed?

It makes you think…..



  10 comments for “How Will You Be Remembered?

  1. October 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Just so you know….I will remember you as someone who touched my heart often and put a smile on my face just as many times. Just thought you should know. 😀 Have a lovely week, Dear Friend!


    • October 28, 2013 at 2:10 am

      WOW!! Thank you SO much for those very kind and sweet words! That really made my day!!!


      • October 28, 2013 at 4:54 pm

        You are very welcome!! 😀


  2. October 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I would like to be remembered for dotting one i or crossing one t that made something whole and meaningful to someone else.


  3. October 27, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    This is so beautiful and makes us stop and think! 🙂


  4. October 28, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I want to be remembered as one who loved others and made a difference


  5. October 29, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Nice post. Interested.

    I wish to be remembered as the person who helped and restored ourselves.


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