Maya Angelou is credited with the following quote: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." "How do I want to be remembered?" is another way of asking "how do I want others to feel?" After all, that's what really matters in life.
Some people like to be remembered for their accomplishments. Others prefer not to be forgotten. No matter how you want to be remembered, there are some things you should keep in mind.
First of all, you need to know what kind of legacy you're leaving behind. If you don't, no one will miss you when you're gone. So make sure that your family and friends understand why you mattered before you die.
After you've told them about it, don't worry about it too much. Let time pass and see how they feel about it later on. If they still think about you often then that's a good thing. Otherwise, maybe you should consider changing something about yourself so you can be remembered for that instead.
Finally, remember that how you make other people feel is more important than what you do in life. Whether you change the world or not doesn't matter; whether you help many people or not matter; whether you live long ago or not yet, etc. All that matters is how you make others feel about you.
I've learned that people will forget what you say and what you do, but they will never forget how you made them feel. So remember to always keep this in mind when trying to make someone else happy.
Love is the one thing that people remember the most. Maintain a constant smile on your face. We all have a few people in our life that brighten the room with their wonderful energy, optimism, and sense of humour. These are the people who make us laugh and cry at the same time. They are our friends. Someone once said that friends are the family you get when everyone else has one too. Focus on being friendly to others. It takes only two minutes to make someone feel good about themselves. Be patient when trying to communicate with people who are deaf or hard of hearing. They can read body language so they should be able to understand what you're saying even if you aren't speaking loudly. Help them understand by using gestures and pointing to things around you.
Remember these names: Debbie Lee, LSW, CASL, CLU, MCLE (November 4th), ILAC (October 31st). Names are important because they help people find you. If you know how people's names are spelled you can connect with them through email.
Stay in touch with friends from school/work/community activities. You don't have to talk every day but try to stay in contact regularly.
Spend time with loving individuals. Carers need support too. Find a carer support group near you. Contact your local Alzheimer's Association chapter for more information.
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How would you like to be remembered? As someone who tried her best with the ability she had" is about all anyone can ask of themselves. How you answer this question will determine how you are remembered.
There are two ways to be remembered as a positive influence: by your family and friends, or by history. You cannot predict what will happen after you die, but you can try to make sure that you're remembered as a person who was good to those around him/herself and people who knew you well. This way you'll be able to make an impact on others even after you're gone.
You can be remembered in either a negative or positive light, depending on what you do with your life. If you get involved in crime, you'll be known as a criminal. If you help many people achieve their dreams, then you'll be known as a hero.
What matters most is how you live your life and how you treat others. Only you can decide how you want to be remembered so we recommend that you come up with your own answer to this question.