Legacy

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All humans have an expiration date. Our last day, for most, remains unknown. There is merit to living each day as if it were your last. Each new day gives us an opportunity to forgive. Each new day gives us an opportunity to love. Each new day gives us an opportunity to do something we have always wanted to do, but never did.

The longer I live, the more I notice how quickly time passes. We have a relatively short lifespan to make a difference. Why spread negativity, when you can influence others with encouragement and caring? Pass on what you know, and be attentive-absorbing everything around you. Leave a good example in the footprints you choose to leave behind on your path of life.

If I had the decision to spend my last days doing whatever I could, I would selfishly spend them on a mountain top enlightening every capable sense. I would go to a place where sound, smell, taste, and sight are magnified a thousand fold. Granted, the ocean, desert, and prairie are truly magnificent on their own. But, I would choose the mountains to write my last chapter. Nowhere else do I feel more free and alive. I would love for those feelings to last me for an eternity.

There is a pleasure in a pathless forest,
There is rapture under a lonely pine,
There is society where none intrudes,
On the mountain slopes few will climb:
I love not man the less, but nature more,
From these horizons, in which my own eyes steal,
From all I may ever be, or have ever been,
To mingle in all of nature, and feel,
What I never express, yet unwilling to conceal.

Inspired by “There Is Pleasure In The Pathless Woods” written by George Gordon Byron

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