Yesterday as I drove to work it was a dreary, rainy day. My "to do" list was growing by the moment and the list of projects -- both personal and professional -- seems monumental at this moment. The temperature felt colder because of the rain and my seat heat made me cozier. Music is such a big part of my life. I've recently found a song which almost insulates me from these day to day issues. It makes a dreary day not so depressing and spurs me to go on with life and my purpose. I've had a few reflective days since my grandfather's death. Do yourself a favor and find Nichole Nordeman's song, "Legacy".
I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At such'n'such ... it wouldn't matter much
I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an 'Atta boy' or 'Atta girl'
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world
I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
I'd love to make a mark on things
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy
I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthy list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy...
Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, "Well Done" good and faithful one...