This past Sunday I spoke to my pastor after church. He began quizzing me on the names in the bible asking who so and so was, and what they did. I did not exactly know all of them, but I got a few answers right to his delightful surprise. Then he asked me “isn’t it great how 1000 plus years later we still remember these names? What are some names you think people will remember 1000 years from now?” I replied “Malcolm X, Mother Teresa, Dr. Martin Luther King JR, Gandhi…”. Then he stopped me mid-list and asked “what do those people have in common?”
I think probably around 20 to 30 people maximum will remember my name –not including my family members… Hey shoutout to those family members who read my blog 🙂 … But how will people remember me? As a good person or..? How will people remember you? I’m not saying I’m gonna be the next Mother Teresa, but it does put a lot into perspective. These people all did things for good, they all devoted their life not for money but for people, for the betterment of humanity overall and that’s what makes them great.
“If money= happiness.. then doing well onto others is my currency”
I don’t think Mother Teresa or Malcolm X had much money or status to their name, but they had passion and love in their hearts for others. And that is how great things happen. And that is what makes a person great. It’s not easy. These people faced the most adversity but accomplished the greatest of things.
Be happy in pursuing your passion. Be happy in becoming the best you.
Do well onto others. Don’t just say you’re a good person because it sounds good, be a good person.
So I ask you this.
What kind of person do you want to be?
What kind of person do you want to be remembered as?
“Having a big heart is hard. It’s a cold world out there. Gotta just have faith and know that what you’re doing is not in vain.”
And God bless.