I have never thought of myself as one who has left a permanent footprint in the sands of life, and it would be nice to know if I reached at least this one goal so that after I am gone, someone might look at that photograph and still say “wow”.–Rural Iowegian Mark Cooper ; MSgt/USAF Aka; The Rural Iowegian
I came to this blog via another post I read, “It’s about Living in the Present”. The Rural Iowegian writes this as possibly his last post. He is celebrating his 63 birthday and has some ominous cancer probabilities.
Have you ever wondered if you will leave a footprint on the sands of time? If you have children, you probably will leave some mark as least as long as you have descendants. It’s knowing what those descendants might do that can cause such a wrinkle in the science fiction world of Time Travel–what you change today will affect the future.
Most of us will not become famous, but we can make a difference. Will it be what we write, draw, or say? Will we start a movement, set up a charity, change somebody’s life? It could be a smile at the right moment or a friendly greeting, paying it forward at some restaurant, giving an extra generous tip, letting somebody else go first or merge into traffic.
We might like a Wow moment where someone remembers what we did that really impressed them; we can always have a Now moment where we do something unexpected and practice Random Acts of Kindness. Our Now moment could be somebody’s Wow moment because we gave them something neither of us realized at the time was needed.