I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time
Know there was something that
Meant something that I left behind
When I leave this world,
I’ll leave no regrets
Leave something to remember,
So they won’t forget

I was here
I lived, I loved
I was here…
I did, I’ve done, everything that I wanted
And it was more than I thought it would be
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here…

It’s become a ritual, listening to music while getting ready for work. I would sing along while taking my bath and often times get carried away believing I’m the next top idol, (plus I kind of time myself that way). Anyway, on this certain day, after my now favourite song ‘Pull Me Down’ by Mikky Ekko (which is an awesome song btw) finished playing, Beyonce’s ‘I was here’ started. I’m not really a fan of Beyonce but I’ll give it to her, she’s good.

As I listened to the lyrics, I couldn’t help but think. I could totally resonate with the lyrics and it certainly aroused something in me. I started asking myself the following questions.

  • How many lives have I made an impact on?
  • Have I achieved something worth being remembered for?
  • Do I feel a sense of accomplishment when I go to bed at night?
  • Do I spread the good news like I ought to?
  • Do I look away when I see someone in need?
  • Have I been a good friend or daughter even?

I mean, I don’t have to be as courageous as Rosa Parks, or as charitable as Mother Theresa, or even as artistic as Frida Kahlo, but as myself, what have I given back to the society and the world at large. It isn’t such a huge feat really, it could be a smile here to brighten up someone’s days or a hug there to comfort someone or even lending a listening ear to someone who needs to talk. It could just be one selfless act that could change so much or someone’s life. It’s pretty easy to forget these little but meaningful gestures as we get caught up with our everyday lives but I have decided to leave my footprints on the sands of time and be remembered by at least a few people who’s lives I pray I touch positively.

How about you?

 

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10 thoughts on “Talk Thursday || I Was Here…”

    1. Hey Berry,

      Oh, I assure you that you are making an impact. The content of your blog is so positive and robust. Well done πŸ™‚

      Like Betty Irabor says when she tells her success story “The trick is to do it afraid”. I’ve learned from this, and that’s been my driving force this year. Really, What’s worse than not doing? Not ever knowing what you could have achieved! Even worse is the “coulda-woulda-shoulda” anthem of regret. Lol

  1. Babe,
    I gave you a mental standing ovation for this well written depthful post.

    I listened to Beyonce’s “I was here” for the first time a few months ago, I was so moved by the lyrics.

    I actually giggled when I saw your post as I actually have a post that’s been sitting in my Drafts folder for a while now, with the exact same title and with excerpts from the song within the post. Great minds think alike, abi? πŸ˜€

    Have a super day!

  2. I think the most important way to achieve all this is to unconsciously always be good to people you meet, it might be hard BUT THE PEOPLE WHO WOULD MOSTLY REMEMBER US WON’T NECESSARILY BE OUR BEST FRIENDS.

  3. Well we have to live everyday doing good, I always have the fear of being forgotten or living a life of regrets. But we have to take it lil by lil and try to do the best we can,making impacts. As you said we don’t have to be super famous to be remembered, it’s the thought that counts

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