I am in the beginning stages of a new post or blog of the discovering good within this community, state and our nation and world. This is going to have stories of sacrifice, survival and quotes and stories of success! As well as a few fun videos, pictures that bring a smile, and true examples of art.
With all of the scandals, talk of terrorism, murders etc. I need a break! I think we all do!
What I will need from my friends is ideas, stories of survival, of faith and answered prayers, people that volunteer beyond the call of duty. Simply put, anything else that you feel people would enjoy reading about. Discovering Good is almost the same as seeing the bad in everything, but it just takes a different set of glasses.
How Will You Be Remembered? By Discovering Good or the Not So Good in your life.
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 news papers 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 toward peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize.
Just as Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values, we should step back and do the same.
What is your legacy?
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?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, today is a good time to start!