Monday, February 25, 2008

Our Legacy - Golden Steps In The Sands Of Time


OUR LEGACY- GOLDEN STEPS IN THE SANDS OF TIME
We will not be always here to stay. Tomorrow, we may be gone from this world.
What legacy would we want to leave behind?


We tread the sands of time but once in our lifetime. Good or bad, people will remember us for what we stood for. How we stood amidst the tremendous pressures that pushed us down? How we managed our tears? How we survived the pains? How we overcame all the bitterness and sorrows that welled in our hearts? And in the end, how we made peace with our Creator?


We move along the sands of time but once, to measure each and every song that influenced our lives. We recalled the lonely verses that pulled our hearts burning with fervent hopes of a bygone love. How strange that we faced the unfathomable horizons beyond, never knowing what lies behind the curtains of time.


With each heavy steps, our feet tread on the golden steps of the sands of time. Then we leaved our legacies behind.

33 comments:

Noushy Syah said...

Hi MEL,
Hope you are fine and may God bless you and family always.

This entry of yours made me really think.

...something to ponder really..should I die then what is my legacy left..Surely I would like to be remembered in honoured of love and serve God for our good and His Glory...

Thanks for sharing this post.

Arthur said...

Good Night Mel, I'm just managing to be a good person, doing what is right.

I just want Gusthav to have all I want if I die. I want him to have my videogames, my clothes, and all the stuff I have here.

I also want to be remembered like the musical, cook and dreamer from Argentina. The only weak point I have is my temper, but I'm managing to take control over it.

Big greetings and big hugs

Sweet Dreams, from the bottom of my Heart:
Arthur

Gusthav said...

Hi Mel, I also live to be happy, even I make happy whoever who enter and read my posts.

So I wanna be remembered like the one who made laugh those who entered to my corner.

And I also want Arthur to have the few I have, I mean, just my clothes, and other stuff I have.

Greetings and hugs

Nice Day, with my whole soul:
Gusthav

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Noushy,
You're so young to bother about legacies. But, I agree with you that a person has to make her life more meaningful and of service to others so that whatever happens she will leave a lasting legacy to those she came in contact with in her life. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arthur,
You're also so young to talk about legacies. You still have a whole lifetime ahead of you. Just do the best you can and don't worry about legacies. Thanks for your visit and your comments. God bless you and your family always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Gusthav,
You and Arthur are so amazing. Even at the last moment, you can still think of each other. But you don't have to worry since both of you are so young and in the best of health. Leaving this world should be the farthest thing in your mind. You still have a whole lifetime ahead of you. So enjoy your life and be a blessing to others. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you and your family always.

krystyna said...

We will not be always here to stay. Tomorrow, we may be gone from this world.
That's true, Mel! Young or old, healthy or sick, even little baby, we don't know who may be gone tomorrow.
Your inspiring, smart, lovely words (blogs) be wonderful legacies for your kids, family and for many, many people.
Your work is a great gift from God!

*~*Sameera*~* said...

A beautiful post Mel.Time slips by and what remains is the legacy indeed.It is one's deeds during that time that detremines how well that legacy is remembered.

Take care my friend.May God Bless You and your family always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
Thank you so much for your visit and for your very inspiring words. Your comments are reason enough for me to continue blogging and writing my articles. Probably, they are the only legacies I may be leaving behind in this world. Thanks again for your friendship. I really treasure that for as long as I live. God bless you and your family always and thank you so much for your very valuable posts too.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sameera,
Thanks so much for your very inspiring words. Friends like you are probably one of the few legacies I may leave behind. I care not for visible things. I look more for those not seen by men but valued so much by God. God bless you and your family always. I always treasure the valuable friendship of people like you. To me, my family and my friends like you are my only treasures in this world. God bless you and your family always.

Deb said...

I hope I leave a legacy of love and kindness.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dr. Deb,
You will surely leave a wonderful legacy for all the lives you have touched. Yours will be a shining legacy of joy and hope for all the people you have helped all throughout your life. Thanks for your visit and wonderful comments. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Keshi said...

I dunno if I'd leave a legacy but I sure know that I almost had it all :)

Keshi.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Keshi,
I'm sure you will be leaving behind very impressive legacies. You have been very successful in blogging and you touched the lives of so many people. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

ah! it's such a thought-provoking deep post. it made me think.

n i totally agree with u "We tread the sands of time but once in our lifetime. Good or bad, people will remember us for what we stood for"

Thnaks for such a brilliant post. may god bless you with every happiness.

take care
:) :) :)

Mona said...

surely the legacy that we leave behind is one of our deeds. It is by our deeds that people remember us.But it is not so much that the remembering that matters as much as the good actions that our good deeds set forth into this world, and their far reaching effects!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Preetilata,
Thank you very much. You are so generous with your praise but TO GOD BE THE GLORY. I am thinking more of how our blogger friends will remember us by when we are gone. There two kinds of deeds that we do in our lifetime. Those that are seen by men and those that are only seen by God. I do more of the latter so I don't think I will be leaving behind much legacies from the people I come in contact with. I have more contact with my blogger friends than with people on the outside. Thank you very much for the very erudite posts you make. They are inspirations for the soul. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Mona,
Yes, I agree with you but since I am more an indoor person now and seldom do I leave the house, my only legacies would probably be the articles I post in my blogs. I respect your articles so much and I expect to encounter more of them in your blog. God bless you and your loved ones always.

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

very wonderful post. I think about this at times as well. Its like, will people think about me once I am gone, if so how will they think about me?
that is why i try to be the best person I can be and do good so that even no one remembers me, I know that I made a difference while I was alive.

fingertalks said...

hi bro. mel,

thanks for this post. it made me think. as of now, i just hope to live life one day at a time...with the people i love, and with all the relationships i make and keep. in whatever i do now, i think of ways on how i am giving an impact or how i am touching others in my own little ways - be it a pat on one's shoulder, a smile, a kind word, or whatever resource i could give (time, money, and effort).

have a nice day! GOd bless.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Thank you for posting this. I hope you have a good weekend!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Raaji,
Yes you definitely made a lot of difference. You are very young and still have a whole lifetime ahead of you. You can make a difference through the people you come in contact with and through your blogging. You will certainly have a wonderful legacy. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Mississippi Songbird,
Thanks for your visit and your usual wonderful comments. God bless you and your family always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi sis Des,
You have already made your mark. You have touched so many people's lives. I know that many people have been inspired and encouraged by your very meaningful posts. God bless you and your family always.

c e e d y said...

very beautiful post Mel...

the effervescence on our daily lives can uplift someone or pull someone down...and its all so temporary even though its a lifetime

thanks for sharing this post and I agree to your comment completly on my post saying that HE is not FINITE - its just that we are so small to encompass his entire being - dont we have to absorb his divinity in finite proportions....

have a wonderful day.....you already are making a difference :)

"Life is a Journey not a Destination" said...

Oh gosh! My conscience now make me shake. I am sure I'll be in between good and bad. God knows deep inside our heart but I also know that I have to push myself all through.

I don't know it is quite hard but I know there is some good in me too.

"Life is a Journey not a Destination" said...

Anyway, I wish you and your family a great weekend, Mel!

JLee said...

Wonderful post Mel!
Have a great weekend :))

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Haze,
There's good in all of us, no problem there. And we'll be leaving behind good memories to our loved ones and acquaintances, no problem with that too. The problem is, have we lived our lives the way God wanted it to be lived? The only thing that matter to God is, did we do our good deeds in the name of Jesus Christ? That's what God will ask from us. God bless you too my friend. I hope that in all the blessings you are receiving now, you will not fail to acknowledge the Lord. Just food for thought my friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Jlee,
I'm so glad you came back. I thought I lost you. You have already been a part of my blog and I was really downhearted when I could no longer reach you. Thanks again for you visit and kind words. God bless you and your loved ones always.

SeaSpray said...

You are an eloquent writer,

I am guilty of wasting so much time over the years and i am guilty of sins of omission...things I could have done for God but didn't. I guess as long as there is breath there is hope and i am counting on his mercy. :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Seaspray,
It is never too late to live our lives for the Lord. We can do our everyday chores but they will be an offering to the Lord if we do them for His glory alone. May we not be like the 5 foolish virgins who were denied entrance by the Lord because they don't have adequate oil with them. Let us be like the 5 wise virgins who always have adequate oil (Spirit filled) with them and were able to go with the Bridegroom upon His arrival to rapture His church. Thank you sister for your visit. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Ceedy,
I'm sorry my friend, I skipped your comments inadvertently. Thanks for your visit and your inspired comments. God bless you always.

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