We asked folks about legacy and what they want people to remember about them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.
Pamela Porter | Designer & Maker of Jewelry
I’ve always loved the quote by Maya Angelou “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”. I would like people to remember me for my kindness. Read more>>
Terence Narcisse | Foodie & Nonprofit Executive
“What will your legacy be?” That profound question was posed to me while sitting at the funeral of a close childhood friend. He had passed away a few days earlier at the age of 18 in a car accident. At that time, I had no idea what a legacy was or why it mattered. What I did know was that I wanted people to say nice things about me when it was my time to go. I spent the next few weeks thinking about what I could do to help my neighborhood. After a few community service projects, it became abundantly clear that there was a need for a community service organization. I was 18 years old, did not have the money, nor did I know anything about managing an organization. However, what I did have was an abundance of passion, natural curiosity, and a belief that I could change the world. Read more>>
Daniela Cabrona | Houston Blogger & Graphic Designer
I definitely want people to remember me as someone who always strived to be a better person and someone who always pushed the envelope for the sake of my fulfillment. I’d hope the legacy for my future kids and grandchildren would be that I was a fighter. I tried everything, failed and got back up. Read more>>