Monday, May 31, 2010

On Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, a day dedicated to the memory of all of our veterans, past and present. I consider myself a pretty sentimental kind of gal, and can cry in about two seconds thinking about "my" veterans.


So I don't want to do that.

Instead, I've been thinking a lot about what kind of memory I want to leave, when I am no longer breathing. How I want to be remembered. As a friend, as a daughter, a fiancee, a sister.

There are a lot of things I pride myself on. Loyalty. Ambition. Optimism.

But mostly kindness.

So there it is. Someday, when I am dead and gone from this place, I want to be remembered as being kind.

"The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love".
-William Wordsworth

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