Deaths reminder to treasure loved ones & work towards the legacy you’ll leave behind…

Today’s reflection is one of importance, to TREASURING YOUR LOVED ONES and work towards YOUR LEGACY that you will leave behind!

I am remembering all the lessons of my Christmas Reflections Collection:

  • Be present in the now moments with loved ones.
  • Remind yourself no matter how stressful life gets you have the ability to stay stable and stand tall even when so many things are trying to make you fall down.
  • Also the fragile nature of life and the ability to make new traditions as well as honouring the old.
  • Remember the small stuff in life that have the ability to bring so much more joy than the big.
  • The ability to stay calm and not give in to stress (no matter how tangled the christmas tree lights are)

This blog is a gentle prompt to enjoy time with your loved ones, making precious memories and treasuring having them in your life. Hold them dear & be grateful for all the blessings they bring or challenges they bring – as they both make an impact on your life.

Generally treasure the people you spend most time with and all those that make contact with you just to say “Hello, how are you?”

A couple of days ago, I attended the sad event of my uncle’s funeral. It really touched me the amount of people who came out in love for him. They had the crematorium full to the brim with people even standing in all the aisles & even out into the entrance hall as there wasn’t enough seats or standing space for the many whom came to pay their respects.

The eulogies from his younger brother & his friends were a tribute to the man he was, as a family member, husband and as a friend. Oh how loved he was & how missed he will be!

As they spoke of his warm smile, his football banter, his friendship, his older brother love, his strength through illness, his private character being open in loyalty and other honourable things about him as a man ~ it was all a reminder that it’s how you make others feel that they remember, how you look at them, how you interact with them & the care that you show them.

life lessons of loss and building your legacy

Ask yourself, What legacy are you leaving behind?

As well as working towards our careers, our health, our fitness, our businesses, etc – we need to remember to work at our relationships, put work into our interactions with others and pay attention to how we are making others feel. After all when we are gone these are the things that people will remember us for!

What better 2018 goal can we set for ourselves than to work on the legacy we leave behind, the love and care we leave behind in loved ones hearts and the moments and memories that will be shared about us after our departure from this life.

I wrote a poem regarding how we treat others with gentle reminders – for how we go about daily life does affect others. I’d love for you to read it here: NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER (click title to go to poem.)

~ This blog post was written in fond memory of my Uncle Terry; Terence McMahon who put up a brave, private, humble and courageous fight against cancer till the end. RIP. ~ 

Listed below are my Christmas Reflections Collection which are actually relevant to be read any time of the year to reflect upon life, our behaviours, attitudes and perspectives. Read them below by clicking on the titles in blue of the individual reflection you’d like to read:

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12 thoughts on “Deaths reminder to treasure loved ones & work towards the legacy you’ll leave behind…

  1. rachaelstray says:

    I’m so sorry to you, your family and your uncle’s friends for you sad loss.

    I think it’s so easy to get caught up in the madness of every day. Work, kids, eat, sleep, stress repeat. We must remember like you say that relationships and friendships do need our attention too.

    Time moves oh so quickly and we cannot make more of it so we should absolutely be more in the present and appreciate our loved ones.

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    • Helens Journey says:

      Thank you for your condolences.
      Yes sometimes it takes something sad or a shock to remind us what life is all about.
      Esp as you say time goes by so quickly – so don’t wait for death’s lessons before we truly embrace the love and life we can share with others as we go along in our daily lives,
      Thank you for your comment 🙂

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  2. choosewellnessfirst says:

    Being a baby boomer, more of my life is behind me than in front of me. The thought reflected in this post are like the ones I entertain every day lately. “Life is for living, love is for giving …”I can’t recall whose quote that is, but is inspires me often. Thank you for your heart to share what is good with the rest of us.

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  3. katelon says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. How wonderful though to be a part of such a loving family.

    I grew up being horribly misjudged and mistreated, so I relate to your poem. But like you, I remain kind and loving in return. I know that the truth of love, light, kindness, etc. is more powerful than any hate or judgement.

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  4. easielife says:

    My family experienced a few losses over the christmas season and it definitely put things into perspective. Life is precious and short. Family and creating memories and leaving a legacy is so important to me.
    Insightful poem. It shows how important it is to have your tribe around you. Lots of love hun x

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    • Helens Journey says:

      Thank you hun, condolence hugs backatcha! Yes, your tribe is essential esp if everyone values the same things and share the same priorities in life ~ then creating those memories & moments just flow.
      Your home schooling legacy is so inspiring to me 😙


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