Leaving a legacy: What story will your life leave?


From an early age my dad used to sing a song that went like this ‘I had choices, since the day that I was born. There were voices that told me right from wrong. If I’d listened, I wouldn’t be here today. Now Im praying for the choices I made’. My dad sang this song a lot to teach my brothers and sisters and I the importance of decisions. The song really helped me think about my actions and the way I want to be perceived and the ‘footprint’ or legacy I want to leave.

For some of you the effect you have on the world might be something you regurlarly think about, or it might not. I would encourage you to develop the habit of thinking about consequences beyond yourself and the influences you will leave on the earth way beyond your passing.

Why is it important to leave a legacy? We were all created for a reason and your life, (yes you!), has the power to change lives. To shake up and empower those who come after you. Think about the people who inspire you – what would’ve happened if they sat back and lived below their means. Happy to just get by.

The beautiful thing about life is that it is better enjoyed with people, living to leave lasting impressions. Your life can change lives. Think about….better still…do something about it.

Nissi x


About Plantain Periodicals

Hello! Welcome to the Plantain Periodicals blogs. The name stems from the kitchen moments I had with my friends at university cooking plantain and planning our lives together. I have used this space as a window into my mind and the way I make sense of all my experiences through writing.This is where I share those conversations and moments that happen inside my head as a young woman growing up in 21st century London. Hopefully you'll be entertained and also learn a thing or two. My main blog ad: www.nissiknows.wordpress.com My literature blog: www.plantainperiodicals.wordpress.com NMx
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