I recently attended a memorial service for a very loving gentleman. There were hundreds in attendance, it was standing room only. He was loved, adored and respected by all.
For three hours I heard person after person go to the mic and tell story after story about how the deceased had impacted their life. He had been a member of over 100 organizations, all committed to making a difference in the world. Its safe to say he was definitely an unsung hero.
I left this memorial service touched , moved and inspired. I was touched by all the love I felt in the room. I was touched to hear how committed he was to transforming humanity. I was touched to know that there was such a awesome man right in my community.
I was moved to be like him. I was moved to commit to joining two organizations this year my self. I moved to start volunteering more to support others less fortunate than me. I was moved to use my God giving talents and blessing to leave this world better than I found it.
I was inspired live a big life. I was inspired to bring peace and love to everything I do. I was inspired to start new blog and get my own 501c non profit organization so I can help young black men. I was also inspired to start mentoring young men.
I want to make sure that my funeral is packed with people who love and miss me. I want to make sure many people show up at my funeral to let others know how I made a difference in there life for the better. I want to make sure that when I die not only am I complete, everyone in my life is complete with me as well.
Moving forward I choose to live my life in a manner which will leave other touched, moved and inspired. I choose to live my life in such a way that others want to be like me. I choose to live my life in a way that no one will have nothing but good things to say about me.
If you died today who would show up at your funeral and what would that say about your life?
Think about that.