I Googled myself. Have you ever done that? I write a number of articles, have a few IMDB credits to my name, and just wanted to see what popped up. It was interesting. I found a few places where my writing has been posted that I wasn’t aware of. I found intriguing comments that I’d missed on some of my writings. And I was able to take a nostalgic stroll down memory lane.
As I read through an online summary of my professional and public life, I realized how much was missing. While it highlighted some achievements, it didn’t express how important my family is to me. It didn’t talk about the importance of my faith in God and love for Jesus. It failed to communicate my desire to put people above things. It didn’t capture the essence of me … and what I want others to remember me for.
And it helped put some things in perspective. It feels great to be recognized for good work, or professional achievements. I smiled at the number of articles that came up with my name attached. I felt accomplished. However, none of that matters if my heart for God, devotion to family and love for people isn’t seen. When I strip it all away, that’s what really matters. And that’s what I want to be remembered for.
How will people remember you?