What’s Your Legacy?

I don’t mind if you’ve got something nice to say about me 

And I enjoy an accolade like the rest 
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery 
Of all who’s who and so-n-so’s that used to be the best 
At such’n’such … it wouldn’t matter much


I won’t lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights 
We all need an ‘Atta boy’ or ‘Atta girl’ 

But in the end I’d like to hang my hat on more besides 
The temporary trappings of this world



I want to leave a legacy 

How will they remember me? 
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough 
To make a mark on things? 


I want to leave an offering 

A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically 



And leave that kind of legacy

I don’t have to look too far or too long awhile 

To make a lengthly list of all that I enjoy 


It’s an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile 
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy
Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred 


Just want to hear instead, “Well Done” good and faithful one…



What’s your legacy?  Is it a legacy of mercy and grace? Or do you have other motivations?  

The pictures above are ones that I took last time I was in Ghana.  There are 147 million children just like these children in the world.  What will your legacy to them be?  

Want to create your own legacy?  You can start on Sunday, November 7, 2010.  


–FullPlateMom,
who is still working on her legacy.  

One Comment Add yours

  1. I love that song. I cry when I try to imagine hearing those words, “Well done, good and faithful one.” 🙂

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