Celebrate a Life

I recently attended funeral services for my grandfather, he was 85 years old when God called him home. After not only hearing but also speaking about how great and loved he was, it got me to thinking, one day people will be celebrating my life when I’m gone but I wonder… what would they say?

We all would like to think what we say and do and the impact we have on other people’s lives is always positive but are they really?

Have you reflected lately on your life?

Have you really thought about the impact you have made on some people’s lives lately? Whether over your lifetime, over the last month, week, or even today?

Often times we take for granted what we think people should know, especially when it comes to the people closest to us. Would you give your life for a loved one and if so, do they know that?
Make sure you leave a lasting impression on the hearts of those you love, don’t assume they just know and don’t wait until you have to give a eulogy to tell them how great and/or how loved they are by you, instead celebrate their life while they’re here.

I challenge you to let at least one person know how great they are, how loved they are, and/or all wonderful things about them you’ll treasure forever.

One day, you’ll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.
-Unknown

I’d love to know who you celebrated and how they responded, please keep me updated in the comments below.

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3 thoughts on “Celebrate a Life

  1. Veronica says:

    Sorry to hear about your grandfathers passing. I will keep your family in prayer because grieving is tough. This devotion really hit home for me. We recently lost our 17 year old nephew to Leukemia. Its so amazing to hear the stories of the impact he left not only on our lives, but on others as well. In the entire time he had the leukemia he never let it get him down. He fought until the end. When my husband spoke at his memorial, he used the phrase “he had leukemia but leukemia didnt have him”. That was so perfect and fitting because it is true. He lived each and every day with the joy of the Lord in him, despite his circumstances. That is what I pray the legacy i live is. I pray that I showed the love of Christ and that when I get to heaven the Lord will say “well done, good and faithful servant”.
    Love you girl!

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    • Anita Maldonado says:

      Wow, sorry to hear about your loss as well. It’s sounds like he made a great impact on your lives in the short time he was here. I’ve learned (over time) to not ask ‘why?’ when loved ones are sent home too soon but instead I say ‘thank you’ for the blessing of having had them in my life. Thank you for sharing.

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