It’s Never Too Late
Mid Week Musings #283
More than a decade ago, a man was reading his morning newspaper.
To his surprise and horror, he read his name in the obituary column. The newspapers had mistakenly reported the death of the wrong person for sure. He was shocked to read a news headline about his death. When he regained his composure,
He read it to find out what people had said about him.
The obituary included sentences like, “Dynamite King Dies.” and “He was the merchant of death.”. The man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words “merchant of death,” he asked himself a question,
“Is this how I am going to be remembered?” he asked himself.
He decided that this was not the way he wanted to be remembered and he decided to change.
From that day on, he started working toward world peace.
His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize, the greatest of all the prizes.
The Nobel Prize has been honoring men and women from all corners of the globe for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and for work in peace since 1901.
The foundations for the prize were laid in 1895 when Alfred Nobel wrote his last will, leaving much of his wealth to the establishment of the Nobel Prize.
Moral: It is never late to start over.
Have you thought about your own legacy, the kind of obituary you would like to receive?
Rather than being a depressing thought, it can be an affirmative one. We are all mortal and we are all leaving some kind of legacy.
The Nobel story reminds us that it is never too late for us to refine ourselves and do the things that we can to leave the legacy we wish.
Age need not be a barrier to our own becoming.
We write the words that become the pages, the chapters and the books of our lives.
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