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Sunday, 19 January 2014

HOW WOULD YOU BE REMEMBERED?



I trust you know many people who are dead and gone but their achievements (whether good or bad) leave after them. We might think that, what we do on earth cease or ends when we are dead and gone but that is never the case.

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 newspaper 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 towards peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great NOBLE PRIZE.

Alfred Noble determined how he wanted to be remembered after his life on earth. Now I put the question back to you;
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?

Think about this my dear friend because you have the power to determine HOW YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED.