“Legacy is about life and living. It’s about learning from the past, living in the present, and building for the future.
Did you know that: The best place to plant a young tree: is in a clearing in an old-growth forest and not an open field. Why Tyra, I’m glad you asked.
Ecologists tell us that a young tree grows better when it’s planted in an area with older trees. Now, this is the good part. The reason, it seems, is that the roots of the young tree are able to follow the pathways created by former trees and implant themselves more deeply. Over time, the roots of many trees may actually graft themselves to one another, creating an intricate, interdependent foundation hidden under the ground. In this way, stronger trees share resources with weaker ones so that the whole forest becomes healthier.
That’s legacy: an interconnection across time, with a need for those who have come before us and a responsibility to those who come after us. Let me say again…
A legacy may take many forms – children, grandchildren, a business, an idea, a book, a community, a home, some piece of ourselves. How many of us are living our lives so that our legacy reflects all that we truly hold most near and dear? How many of us are living with integrity and courage?
The world isn’t connected by molecules. It’s connected by stories, traditions, memories, hopes, and dreams. We are connected by the legacies passed down from those who came before us and the legacies we pass down to those who come after us.
Join attorney and entrepreneur Danielle Nkojo around the virtual, global, table on Frankly Speaking with Tyra G radio show to hear about legacy through her lens and passion..Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.