We all leave a trail behind us. But what do you want people to find? On the way home from Austin today we were listening to NPR. I don't remember the guys name who was speaking. I don't remember exactly what he was talking about. But I remember what I thought about when I heard it.
I considered my life, and what exactly I was living for. Not in a sentimental sort of way either. But a blunt stare in the face of what my life has been so far and where I'm headed. I thought about what kind of traditions I would pass on to my kids, and their kids, and their kids kids. I wondered if what I did in this life would leave a lasting impression on anyone.
Don't get me wrong, I love my job, I'm so blessed to have one, but am I living to my full potential in a cubicle? These are the types of things I consider.
And at the same time I am happy with where I'm at in life. Things are moving fast, falling in to place at an incredible rate. I never thought three/four months ago that I'd be where I am today. I was so scared to leave the military. (Scared in a sense that it had come to be the only way of life I knew for four years, and leaving it behind for the unknown was scary.) But my wife and I are so blessed to both have good jobs, a car, a nice apartment, food, clothes, running water, the list goes on.
My point is that in the midst of life happening I want to pause and make sure that what I do today makes a positive and lasting impression on generations to come.