What MARK will you/me leave behind?

This quotation is attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt.

   In Shakespeare’s Play   Julius Caesar the remembered quote is ‘The evil that men do lives after them while the good is oft interred in their bones’

    My challenge for all of us to reflect on today is this. 

        What mark will we leave behind?    Will we be remembered for LOVE?  

        Will we be remembered for our Faith in the Good Shepherd who saved our souls?    

        Will we leave a mark behind that someone can aspire to. –   Something Beautiful. Good and eternally valuable? 

         We don’t need to be a successful anything as this world would regard SUCCESS, but is our mark ‘he/she loved, encouraged, cared, looked out beyond self maybe only with a smile a word of encouragement or hug or small gift.’

       On bad days being remembered as a grumpy old lady would be very possible.  Thank God for His Divine LOVE.

         Repentance ongoing to Him has, through necessity, become my norm.    

    When I leave this world  my prayer is that the mark I leave will be All ABOUT HIM and little or nothing about my personal life and DOINGS. (unless LOVE and His Presence is in it ALL.) 

          What Mark will you leave?        

This image is to remind us of the importance of FOCUS do we see and share with others beauty? Or do we highlight in our looking what is broken?      Beautiful indeed is the blue water.    

         Blessings and Love to you this day.

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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2 Responses to What MARK will you/me leave behind?

  1. Unfortunately, my browser will not allow me to “like” this post. Thank you anyway, Faye.


  2. Dawn Marie says:

    Faye, I believe you are leaving your mark (the one you desire to leave,) abundantly. At least on this heart of mine it has been well saturated!


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