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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Legacy

Taylor Swift is one of my favorite artists- Sometimes it seems like she can see right into my soul.  Her songs are deep and meaningful and beautiful.  Not only do I appreciate the way her songs make me feel, I appreciate the example she sets for young girls through her words and her actions.  She is one of those celebrities that girls look up to, someone they can depend on, someone I hope to be someday.

I can't believe that I haven't blogged about Taylor yet, because there are so many of her songs that speak so loudly to me.  However, I wanted to share a quote by her that doesn't reside in one of her songs.  It is something she shared that rings true to all of her beliefs... and all of mine.

"No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind."  -Taylor Swift

This is a beautiful testament to the human condition.  When we leave this Earth, what we leave behind us is far more important than what we take with us.  I know that I want to be remembered for being a good person, for inspiring others to be good people, and for sharing as much love as I possibly can.  Life isn't always easy, but it's important to remember that it's not ALWAYS easy for anyone.  Everyone struggles and everyone needs a little help.  Offer help when you can, even if it's holding a door open or giving someone a smile.  You never know what someone is going through.

Day 14: Do something nice for someone, even if it's a stranger.  One small act of kindness can start a chain reaction.  Do as Taylor says, "be good to people." What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?

Love True-
Allison

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