How would I like to be remembered? My good friend; Stefan Isle of Wight host back in July. Posed this question. He went on to answer in his usual elegent way. I thought I'd give it a go.
As I have aged I care less about how most people view me. I place more importance on family, friends and my employer.
Hopefully most will retain that I was helpful and easygoing.
If we met again, it would be on good terms which is what I want.
The more permanent in my life get more attention.
I hope to have been empathetic to their lives and troubles.
Been there when I was needed. To help or listen.
Provided support for their endeavours, be that professional or personal.
Encouraged them to do and be their best.
Celebrated their successes and triumphs.
Offered an example to follow or learn from. This is probably the hardest to achieve. I'm not perfect and may not have always made the right decisions.
Often people say they want to leave a legacy, mine would be to have touched lives in a positive way. I know that won't always be possible. But it's something I attempt.