Whenever I know someone who has died, I go through a period of time where I am absolutely amazed the world is just continuing on. Even though this person has died, it’s just any other day. Nothing has really changed. People are still scurrying around, doing their own thing.
And I get it. But at the same time, I simply can’t believe that the world didn’t stop because that person is now gone.
It happened when my dad died last December. And it happened again two weeks ago when my Grammy left this earth. This Godly, beautiful soul who was here on this earth for just shy of 103 years has died….and the world just keeps spinning, ever moving forward. Nothing stopped. Maybe a little bit of time slowed briefly for those of us who knew her, but as the days go by, we fall right back into the rhythm of our own lives.
It always makes me stop and think.
One of my all time favorite sayings is, “They won’t remember what you did. They won’t remember what you said. But they will always remember HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL.” (unknown)
I think of my Grammy and her humble magnificence. You would be hard pressed to ever find anyone who could say my Grammy made him feel badly. Quite the opposite….she was an angel on earth, a gift to anyone who happened to know her. She truly was. She was a blessing.
But she’s gone now. And the world just carried on.
Yet for the family and friends who spent time with her, we will always have GOOD FEELINGS inside of us that will forever be due to Grammy. Happy feelings, comforting feelings, supportive feelings, warm feelings, feelings that make us know we are worthwhile and loved. Oh, how she loved. Those feelings were her gifts to us. What a legacy to leave with people, Grammy.
How about you, precious reader? Who are you leaving with feelings? One day, you will be gone. The world will go on, barely with a notice…. except for the people whose feelings you touched while you were here. Nothing else matters.
How you made them feel. Not how much money you have or status or who your friends are.
How YOU made them FEEL.
The time is now to start thinking about what you want to leave with people.