How will you be remembered?
RIP Mike D
This week I lost a friend and someone who was like a brother to me. He was one of a kind and bigger than life.
Life slowed down and my to-do list disappeared when I got the sad news. I can’t stop thinking about him. I have spent the past few days laughing and crying. We had some great times. I bet that everyone who knew him is having a similar experience. The stories will live on forever.
Reminder: Take photos and videos whenever you are with friends and family.
Just like all of us, he was not perfect and had many shortcomings, but he will only be remembered for his kind and caring soul and making people laugh and feel good.
I have not given a passing thought to where he worked or how successful he was or how much money he made.
I remember the little things. Smiling and saying hello to everyone he met. Holding the door for people. Giving up his seat at the bar to an older person.
Being a good human being at his core is all I remember.
How Will You Be Remembered?
Will those who knew you spend all day looking at photos and laughing and crying about all the good times spent with you? Will your life have a positive impact on those who meet you whether it is in person or online?
Are you doing the little things things that make the biggest impact? Laughing. Smiling. Saying hello to strangers. Being nice to people. Doing your best. Being honest. Working hard. Being dependable. Being a good friend and family member. Being kind. Doing the right thing when nobody is looking.
These are universal ingredients to being a good human being.
We all have goals and wish lists and things we want to accomplish and that is an important part of our identities, but at the end of the day, we are remembered by our impact and how we treated others. How we make people feel.
Death Takes No Vacations
Live each day like it matters.
Create and do work like it matters.
Be the person that make’s other people’s lives better just by knowing you.
My life is better knowing Mike D.
I hope others say the same thing about knowing me.
How will people remember you?
Cheers Mikey 👊☘️
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