Leaving A Legacy
My original intention was to present some of my blogger friends’ books that inspire me on a daily basis and are leaving a legacy. They have become personal friends over the years. I admire, love and cherish them. They encourage me and motivate me to be my best self through our interaction on a regular basis via our blogs, email and Skype. I am deeply grateful to them.
I started compiling the list. Then, I had a brainwave. I thought, why not ask each of these fabulous bloggers for a quote? I posed the following question, simply because I know they are all leaving a legacy of love, happiness and faith. I asked,
“What is the one thing you would like to be remembered for?”
And the answers were overwhelming. I also requested you, dear readers, to answer this.
Now, here is my compilation. I invite you to be inspired. I know this is a long post. I urge you to check out these books (some are free downloads). Think of it as a library of inspiration to help you live your best life. Bookmark it if you like.
“I want to be remembered as a good father, loving husband, inspirational writer and a kind person.” Alex Blackwell at The BridgeMaker
I had the privilege of interviewing Alex when he launched his book
Saying Yes to Change: 10 Timeless Life Lessons for Creating Positive Change is a heartfelt recounting of Alex Blackwell’s best advice on building healthy relationships, learning to love yourself and being a positive force in the world.
I’d like to be remembered for demystifying intuition and bringing into the realm of everyday life as another sense with which we are able to navigate our reality. Angela Artemis Powered by Intuition
Angela has this uncanny ability to connect with me exactly when I need it. I’ve had the pleasure of featuring her here more than once.
Her book: The Intuition Principle: How to Attract the Life You Dream Of
The Intuition Principle is the key to finding your purpose, living with passion and joy, and heightening your success. By learning to listen to your intuition you will not only discover your passion and unique mission, but live a happier, more meaningful, fulfilling and successful life. Here is my review
I would like to be remembered for making a difference in people’s lives. For most of my life, I used to think that being skinny was the way to live and to be remembered. Silly, I know. Now, I know that spreading joy, positivity and love is the ultimate way to not only live, but also impact other people’s lives. I want to be remembered for living my truth and facing every challenge with a smile and an open, positive heart. Anne-Sophie
Anne-Sophie’s book: Love Your Body The Way It Is
It does not matter if you are overweight, underweight or anywhere in between, you can always benefit from radically falling in love with your body and this is exactly what this guide will help you to do.
The one thing I would like to be remembered for is for living my truth through a life of service, bringing people together on a global scale through my books, coaching and fun events, and having a ball at the same time!” Arvind Devalia at Make it Happen
Arvind’s book: Get the Life You Love and Live It
This book will help you become clear about what you want in your life, make changes in your life, Clear the clutter from your life, Create fulfilling relationship, Take practical steps in every area of your life, Become fitter and healthier, Become confident and full of high self esteem
I would like to be remembered for being a great teacher, mother and wife who made a difference in people’s lives. Betsy McKee Henry The Zen Mama
Betsy’s book: Zen Tips Daily Meditations for Happiness and Fulfillment is filled with inspirational quotes, color photography, meditations and “I Am” affirmations. Start your day with this book. Incorporate these meditations with your daily breathing, yoga or a cup of tea or coffee. Read my review here.
I’d like to be remembered for being understanding, compassionate and available when someone needed support. Cathy Hull Taughinbaugh at Treatment Talk
Cathy’s blog is a rich resource where people can gain the support they need as well as find valuable information about addiction and recovery. Her book: 101 Natural Highs for an Amazing Drug-Free Life
This is a simple reminder of what is out there waiting for you as you reach and continue your journey in recovery. Motivating activities are listed with links for more information in eleven different categories to build a healthy, interesting and creative life.
I’d like to be remembered for someone who “listens with understanding and does what he said he would do. David Stevens, Life Coach
David has the unique knack of packing in potent wisdom in short posts and is passionate about helping you to discover and then clarify what’s truly important at this stage of your life and which is in sync with your values, getting you headed in the right direction, set and achieve meaningful goals, bring your dreams closer to reality. Please do check out David’s 60 second coaching videos. You are in for a treat!
I’d like to be remembered as someone who lived consciously and generously, filled with praise and encouragement for everyone. Elle Sommer Reflecting A Life
Elle wrote a fabulous guest post here. She believes we can do amazing things and live amazing lives when we all come together. Each week, she shares actionable wisdom along with all the other stuff she’s learning and living, the good, the bad and the less than pretty. I am in love with her sign off line “Encourage one another”. Please watch Elle’s beautifully made free prosperity video. And don’t miss her page on Motivation for instant inspiration.
The one thing I like to be remembered for is that I lived with passion, and I did everything to empower others to do the same. It took me a long time to give myself permission to live my own truth so my hope is to inspire you not to wait!!! Farnoosh Brock at Prolific Living
Farnoosh is an artist in everything she does. Her writing, her videos, her photography, her inspirational posters on Facebook, everything. I’ll soon be posting a detailed review of her book: The Healthy Juicer’s Bible: Lose Weight, Detoxify, Fight Disease, and Live Long
Farnoosh Brock shares her knowledge, discoveries, best tips, and lessons learned from her years of green juicing so you can make smart and informed decisions as you learn how to heal your body and return it to harmony along with nutritional information and details on the benefits of juicing for life!
For inspiring others to love themselves unconditionally and to accept themselves completely. Self-love paves the path to greater abundance, deeper fulfillment and more joy. Evelyn Lim at Abundance Tapestry
Evelyn’s book: Self Love Secrets – How to Love Yourself Unconditionally
Evelyn’s book covers all three mind-body-spirit aspects of the practice. It gets your questions answered, helps you to flip your negative self-talk to a positive one, equips you with strategies and facilitates spiritual awareness and find true self-love.
I’d like to be remembered as a loving and kind person. Fran Sorin at FranSorin.com
Fran recently guest posted here. Her book: Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening
A motivational, practical, and ‘how to’ guide that gives you tools on how to be creative in the garden and life, encouraging creativity, spirituality, and transformation and helping you bloom along with your flowers.
I’ll share with you the epitaph that my daughter suggested for my headstone:”She was never bored!” I laugh every time I think of it and if that is how I’m remembered, so be it! says Galen Pearl of 10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (and Staying There)
Galen is one of the reasons my day begins on a serene note, with her wonderful notes on A Course In Miracles. Her book 10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place (and Staying There).
Many of us hold our happiness hostage to some future circumstances. But happiness is, as they say, an inside job. If we choose repeatedly to be happy, it becomes a habit, our default position. This book shows how to create these joyful habits. Here is my detailed review
I would like to be remembered as someone who loved fully, embraced life completely, showed up authentically, and helped others do the same. Jodi Chapman at Soulful Journals
Jodi’s book: Soulful Journals
Each Soulful Journal contains writing prompts – gentle, positive reminders that will inspire you to live your best life with topics ranging from the law of attraction and gratitude to relationships and life transitions.
I would hope that I am remembered for being one who sees, amplifies, reflects and celebrates Light, in each space, with love and gratitude. Joy Holland at Facets of Joy
Joy’s book: Pearls of Peace.
I love Joy. We’ve enjoyed conversations, collaborations and lots of email laughter.
Pearls of Peace by Joy and various authors is a beautiful collaborative project and I am honored to be a contributor. Joy has a habit of weaving magic with words. Her gentle presence inspires positivity and she has a knack for asking the most amazing questions, and finding the answers opens your heart and mind.
What I want to be remembered for even more than being an influential teacher that touched and transformed lives, more than being a decent guy, more than an extension of my blog and a revolutionary happines.s movement instigator, more than any particular book or books or even for my ideas, I want most to be remembered by my family as a good dad. Ken Wert at Meant to be Happy
Ken’s book is the product of a love affair with happiness, a commitment to joy. In this book, you can expect to learn to live with passion and purpose, and discover the keys to an amazingly happy life.
Please join The Happiness Movement – by simply liking the page on Facebook.
I’d like to be remembered as an instigator of passion and freedom, and that I have life my all! At the end of my life I want people to say, “She lived with passion and gave it her all!” Mostly I want to be remembered for being a champion for freedom, and I do that through The Freedom Sessions. Sandi Faviell Amorim at Deva Coaching
Sandi Amorim is a Deva-Lutionary, a coach and writer committed to liberating you from limiting beliefs and ‘someday thinking.’ When she works together with you, it is like deep tissue massage for your spirit.
Currently, she is offering “Freedom Sessions” five conversations that will change your life and who you know yourself to be.
Taking advantage every single day of the possibility to love, truly live and show up to each moment as my true self. Sibyl Chavis at Possibility of Today
Sibyl encourages you to live today better than yesterday.
Her ebook is How to Stop Complaining & Start Living: The Best Way to Instantly Improve Your Life, Your Career, Your Relationships & Ability to Succeed.
This free Ebook provides a step by step approach to how you can become complaint free and absolutely improve your life forever.
The one thing I want to be remembered for is being the love and the inspiration that created positive ripples of change and made a difference in the world. Suzie Cheel Love You, Love Your Life
Suzie radiates light and happiness. Her book: Emergings: A Meditation on the Emotions of Change
“Emergings” is for anyone who has set out on a path of self-discovery, anyone who wants to live their life on purpose, anyone who wants to make a difference, anyone whose emotions are challenged by facing the challenge of change, and anyone who aspires to realize their own magnificence.
I would like to be remembered as a generous and loving person Tess Marshall at The Bold Life
This course provides you with the tools and techniques you need to push fear aside and live a life of more beauty, humor, playfulness, and meaning. It includes action oriented steps to improve your mental, emotional, and physical state.
And what I’d like to be remembered for? As an awesome dad who taught his daughters how to live happy and fulfilling lives. Victor Schueller, Professor of Positivity and Possibility
By implementing five simple strategies in this book, you can conquer the mediocre mind and get started on the road toward more happiness, health, prosperity and success, and learn how to unleash your personal greatness today!
I want to be remembered as a person who shed light & made a positive impact on the lives of others. I want to be good and loving. I want to make people good, loving and healed by example. Zeenat Merchant-Syal at Positive Provocations
Zeenat’s book: Positive Living Handbook with 50 Soulful Ways to be Positive Today & Everyday!
Almost 50 pages of pure positivity for all your days. To quote Zeenat, “My intention for creating this handbook is simple: To help YOU positively heal. For in healing everyday lies true happiness and contentment.”
And now, some beautiful reader answers:
“Having time for people and making them feel that they mattered”. Carolyn Hughes at The Hurt Healer
“I would like to be remembered for touching a heart, making a difference and leaving behind a smile!” Privy Trifles at Memories of Me. A girl after my own heart.
“My Authenticity” Ruchira at Abracadabra
“You know, I don’t want to be in any particular way. Just being remembered is an honor”. Claudya at UnknownMami who stole my heart all over again with her wisdom and made me cry.
I am linking up with UnknownMami for Sundays In My City, my favorite meme.
“The mission of life: Live; Love; Learn; Leave a Legacy.”Stephen R. Covey
Some of the book links are affiliate links. Income, if any, from affiliate links is for my local welfare home and other charities I support.
What is your favorite pick from this list, dear friends?
What area of life do you strive to improve?
And again, what would YOU like to be remembered for?
Thank you for your presence here today.