Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Remembering Me #FridayReflections

I actually wrote a post for the fairy tales prompt, but then the 7.8 Earthquake struck NZ and fairy tales seemed just so frivolous.

My late father always said to me that your true strength of character is shown in your lows not your highs. You certainly know who your friends are in your time of need and adversity certainly brings about a new perspective to life.

So heartened that so many friends and relatives all around the world took a minute of their time to send love and support to me and my loved ones here in NZ. You will never know how much strength that one minute of your time gave me. Thank you.

So in the light of that, I hope that these are the things I will be remembered for:

1. That when someone needed kindness and compassion, I was there for them. Even if it was a hello, thinking of you and hope you are well.

2. That I never gave up on my children and believed in them. When they needed that extra bit of motivation I was there to keep them going and when they doubted their abilities, I gave them a reason to believe again and loved them unconditionally. I also gave them the freedom to live life on their terms and that I was accepting of their fears and anxieties. I also hope I gave them the courage to face their fears and overcome them.

3. That wherever possible, I tried to make a difference in someone's life. Even if it was just words of encouragement.

4. That my writing inspired somone, gave them hope, brought them peace. And for some it became a  catalyst to challenge their own way of thinking.

5. That my spiritual ramblings found their way into someone's heart and set them on their own spiritual path.

6. That my wild and wonderful imagination was a source of amusement and joy for some.

7. That I never lost my faith and trust in God and that all my actions showed my love for Him. Particularly in my writing, my poetry, my art, and other creative expressions.

8. That I had a sense of humour and could see the funny side of things.

9. That at times my keyboard and I made some great sounding music together.

10. And finally that I took life as it came with acceptance that life is exactly as it should be and that I lived it best I could mostly with a smile on my face.


Written for:
#FridayReflections at The Write Tribe - List 10 things you hope to be remembered for


What would you like to be remembered for? Share in the comments or write your own post.

Be safe, stay safe and take care.


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26 comments:

  1. I've often wondered about this too, Suzy. What would I like to be remembered for, and I think I'd just like to be remembered as a nice person who was a very loyal friend and a decent writer, and not a bad human being.

    Like the things you'd love to be remembered for.

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    1. Thanks Sid. It's a tough question to answer and perhaps in another 10 years time, my list might change a little.

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  2. Beautiful post Suzy! Your spiritual ramblings here on the blog have certainly given me food for thought each time.
    I would like to be remembered as a good human, spreading smiles, someone people can count on & who never have up in life

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    1. Thanks Aditi and glad that my posts have given you something to ponder over. I love the idea of spreading smiles.

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  3. Five years ago my area was in a flood (nothing like an earthquake!) and I did so appreciate the support I received. Even months later, people would ask how we were doing. I'm happy you received some of the same kind of support. And, having a sense of humor is one of the best things you can have at a time like that. The Unknown Journey ahead agingonthespectrum.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Bookworm.It is that thought that someone cares that keeps us going.

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  4. Made me pause and reflect, Suzy. I think I would like to be remembered as someone who did well in life with whatever little she had. :)

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    1. Thanks Vinitha. Anything that makes you think is a good thing. May you succeed in whatever you desire.

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  5. I thought of this too when I saw the prompt, what I would like to be remembered for. I think I'd like people to remember me as a good and kind person.

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    1. Thanks Tulika. Kindness and goodness are great qualities to have.

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  6. Loved reading about you, Suzy. It helps me to know you you better.

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    1. Thanks Vasantha. Glad you got a glimpse into my world.

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  7. Interesting - I've often wondered what I want to be rememembered for. I think it would be for my love for art, for making it more accessible to everyone; for being a channel to offer guidance to those who need it through my writing and Tarot practice; for being kind and helpful; for being an advocate for inclusion and unity. I'm glad to know you and your family are safe.

    Cheers,
    Modern Gypsy

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    1. Thanks Modern Gypsy. I think the things you want to be remembered for are wonderful. I love art too and have an art journal - haven't done journalling for a while but will get back to it once I've finished making my Christmas cards.

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  8. I would like to be remembered as a nice human being, a loyal friend, a passionate person, a good mom and wife. Enjoyed reading your post Suzy and it made me reflect on my life too.

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    1. Thanks Deepa. Glad my post made you think about your life.

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  9. What a beautiful and heart warming post, Suzy. I also wonder about things I want to be remembered for and I loved how you penned yours.

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    1. Thanks Parul. Glad you liked my words.

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  10. Very thoughtful post Suzy! I have to move a lot and every time I have to leave a place the first thing that comes to my mind is whether I am leaving an impression behind. I always want people to have fond memories of me and remember me for something good. This thought has made me look life is a larger perspective and go out and help others.
    Yes now when I turn back I have all those people looking up at me with warmth and I love my life for this.
    I loved the way you have written your 10 reasons and would try to follow some!
    Menaka Bharathi has recently published http://simpleindianmom.in/art-happiness-happysunday-week-two/

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    1. Thanks Menaka. Glad you take a larger perspective of life. It sure does change the way we think and do.

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    2. I am unabe to comment on your blog.

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  11. At times, when I reflect upon life, I do wonder what is it about me that people will remember me for. A good human being, a caring friend who was always there for them whenever they needed her, a decent writer and artist who used her skills to the best of her ability and a good mother to her pet dog, Chikoo. These are the things I wish people remember me for.
    Lovely post, Suzy! <3

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. Your list is a good list too.

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  13. t is indeed something to brood about. I think I'd like to be remembered for trying what best I could to do good to the world and spread smiles to this small circle of wellwishers that I have. Right you are about the concern and love conveyed through a mere 'hello' from our loved ones. Wonderful read Suzy.


    P.S- I've nominated you for the versatile blogger award 🙂 Feel free to accept it or not.
    http://dashyspeaks.blogspot.in/2016/11/being-versatile.html

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    1. Thanks Darshana. Spreading smiles is a good thing to be rememmbered for. Thanks also for nominating me for the award.

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