It’s not a word used much today in our easy come, easy go culture. We want what we want now, and when we get it, we lose it quickly because we never valued the thing.
Legacy is something bigger than you, meant to live beyond you. And it’s certainly not developed easily.
About a week ago, I bought my daughter a book by Wynter Pitts titled, God’s Girl Says Yes. I got it to read with my daughter, but she’s so fallen in love with Wynter’s tone and writing style, she dives into the book first thing in the mornings.
“I feel like she’s talking to me. And I like that I can pray with her. She has activities too and leaves lines for me to write stuff.”
The amazing thing is my daughter has no idea Wynter passed away suddenly on July 24th of this year. Wynter not only left behind a loving husband and four, yes four, beautiful girls, the 38-year-old left a trove of books ministering to young girl’s hearts.
Wynter’s no longer with us, but her words are, and so are the four girls who heard them first and are forever changed by them.
A woman I’ve never met, and never even heard of till her passing, wrote words that so touch my daughter, she reaches for the book and her bible every morning. So much accomplished in 38 short years. May my words, my character, my life, reach far and touch many while I’m here and beyond.
Thank you, Wynter.
Focus on Gratitude:
What legacy do you hope to leave?
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