STOP AND THINK – What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments but what is woven into the lives of others. (Pericles, 5th century B.C. Greek statesman)
This is an ancient observation that remains as true today as ever. While we might think it’s important to be memorialized with monuments and historical archives, what’s of greatest importance is what we leave behind in the lives of those we’ve influenced, not only for their remembering us but for their lives and their social impact.
The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them (Proverbs 20:7).