A lovable character, legend, nothing was a problem. Always wanted to help wherever he could.
My dear friend passed away suddenly nearly a year ago.
He made a massive IMPACT.
Two most valuable lessons about his life.
-He was very generous with no hidden agenda.
-He would always go out of his way make sure that he helped those that were in need.
He left an amazing legacy, I miss him dearly. The day before he passed away, I remember seeing him, and he said to me, with a cheeky grin on his face, SMILE. He always said that to me, it always made a chuckle. He always put on a smile on people’s faces. I never thought that would be the last words I would hear from him.
He was very successful in everything he did. Yes, he had failures along the way but he never allowed his failures to get the better of him. He picked himself up and started again. He learned valuable lessons from his mistakes.
He had his own business and employed recovering addicts. He helped single parents, he would put on amazing activities for children. He was an outstanding cook, he could cook any cuisine. He always had people around his house, and he was a FEEDER. He made sure that you would not go home empty-handed. He would give me food parcels that would last a week. He helped so many people, he had a big heart.
He had a change of direction, his journey has not always been a smooth one. He started with a little, but he chose to get on the right path and make a difference with his life. He made an impact that would change so many people’s life. At the end of his journey he had achieved so much.
It made me think, what does my life say about me?
Do I live a life that has purpose and meaning?
What legacy are YOU going to leave behind?
It is not about how much money you have, the house and the cars… these material things will not last forever, they WILL fade away.
But the most important thing is how you lived your life and the difference you made in people’s lives. Now that’s what people will remember.
In honour of his legacy, I was asked to be a trustee for the foundation that has been set up in his honour, what a privilege- His legacy continues.
Does your life make a positive impact?
Do a profound act of kindness today, no hidden motives, no agenda.
Heroes come and go, but legends are forever- Kobe Bryant
Thank you for stopping by.
Tarnya Coley- Author of the up-and-coming book- Closed Doors?