Showing posts with label legacies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label legacies. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

trying out a new way of setting goals

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. – Japanese Proverb
I looked in the mirror today and realized I am already getting older. Honestly, I keep forgetting how old I am until my next birthday comes and people would ask my age. That's when I would instantly use calculator application on my desktop and subtract the year I was born to the current year today and I couldn't believe that the resulting difference represents my own age. Haha! I keep telling them though what I read somewhere that it is not polite to ask a woman her age. At the back of my mind, however, I would already have some panicky feeling about my age and how much I have yet to accomplish in life. Has it been less than a year ago  since I've written about my legacies in life?

I believe I'm still not far from fulfilling my dreams for my family and even the goals I have set for myself although I am afraid that without a clear timeline, I would not have enough time to fulfill them. I must admit that sometimes I would want to have a clear vision of what I want done within a certain period of time. Although I really don't know if I'll reach that certain period of time because everything works according to God's will, it still makes a difference to have short-term and long-range goals so that I won't go farther away from fulfilling them.

Interestingly enough, I have found a social networking site that can help me lay down the goals, plans, activities that hubby and I have set together to accomplish within a period of time. This is relatively new to me but the site allows me to add our goals in private mode. However, just as there are goals and activities that are just too personal to be shared, there are also goals that we'd like to share for others to see and get involved with.

Sometimes it would take another person, even a stranger or someone with similar goals as ours, to drive us into achieving them. Get inspired to do something new without going too far away with fulfilling all that you really intend to do in life. Like me, if this is something you also find interesting, you know what to do - Register now and get started. I actually just got myself registered today and found it interesting to be able to read what other people's goals are and what they are actually doing to achieve them. If you'd like to do the same, you will only have to fill up just a couple of things, the same way you would do with other social networking sites. Not sure? Answers here. I'll see you there then.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Legacies In Life

It's been thirty-three years of existence, and still counting, and yet at this point in time, I felt like I haven't really done much. Or have I? I think and I know there's still so much more to achieve.

I don't have to be a perfectionist to be able to realize that I can go through life better than this. So much better than this. I didn't mean the material things because they're just passing fancies. Everything and everyone will all come to pass. Pondering on these things, I just realized that I've already hit my middle age, that is, if you look at the current average life span of a human being. And yet, at this stage in my life, I felt like there are lots of things that are left undone. Frankly, I really don't know why. I guess I'm just so afraid life won't permit me to fulfill all my dreams for my family while I still can. I'd like to see my daughter grow up, go to school, have a job, and have a family of her own. Or who knows, she just might have a sibling one day, too. I kept praying to God to give me more time with my family. Quality time, that is.

Since I can no longer hold the years back, I'd like to be able to leave some legacy, if not for everyone to remember me by, then at least for my family so they will always think of me.

They say we can do these things, but not necessarily in this order, to leave some legacies in this life:

1. Plant A Tree. This is something I have not done yet. I've planted crops but not a tree. A tree is a good legacy especially if you plant the perennial type. When I leave this world and the tree has grown, and continued to bear fruits, they will always think of the one who planted the tree. Well, hopefully.

2. Have A Child. If you have children and especially if they grow to be the best of your kind, people will remember the tree (the parent) who bore the fruit (the child). I think I already have some points in this "criteria", if I can call it that. :-)

3. Write A Book. If you write a book, especially if it's a good one, people will remember the author and will get recognized for the work. Well, I'm working on it. If doing some blogging won't pass for this third requirement, then I'll be working on it.

4. Reach Out to People. I've added this as another legacy that I think not any person would want to do but I'd like to be able to do this my own way and in any way I can.

I am just so grateful I still have time to do what I have to do. In general, I've already made a legacy by being thirty-three, a wife, and a mom to a beautiful daughter (and a daughter, a sister, a niece, a friend, a relative, etc.)...

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