When I was 16 I was going to conquer the world! (Weren’t we all, LOL?)
I had huge plans and ambitions.
One day I looked at my mother and felt so sorry for her.
She was very smart but never went to college. She (at the time) didn’t work outside the home. She was ‘just a housewife’ as the saying goes.
But at 16 I thought, isn’t it too bad that she never did anything important.
And being 16 I said that to her.
Her reply startled me.
She said: “But I did do something important. I had you!”
I remember thinking, oh that is so sad! To have such low aspirations!
But now, all these years later, I completely understand what she meant.
I just read this statistic the other day: Ninety two percent of the people who lived and died on this planet left no trace of their life.
But I don’t think it’s true.
Because we’ve left a part of ourselves in our children.
And that’s an ENORMOUS trace of my life.