What is it like to leave a legacy? This is a pretty deep question. Some people never get to a point in their life to ask it much less answer it. It takes courage to look at your end and it takes vision to see past your own existence.
“You don’t have to find out you’re dying to start living.” Zach Sobiech
These words are so true. Zach Sobiech was a young man, 18 years old, that passed away on May 20, 2013 and will always be remembered by many. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was 14, and was told by his doctors last year that he had less than a year to live. It was during this challenging time that Zach demonstrated his true strength and inspiration. He went on to write the viral hit song, “Clouds” and make a short documentary about his experiences during his last days.
Zach wants to be remembered as a kid that went down fighting and didn’t really lose. He had an amazing life. The kindness and compassion that he demonstrated for himself, his family and friends is truly heartwarming. I highly recommend you watch his short story.
Because of Zach’s willingness to share his story, he has left a legacy for generations to come and has filled millions of people with love , joy and hope that this is all possible for each of us too.
I know that his family, friends and the people that made the film will be grateful knowing that they too were a part of creating a legacy of compassion, love and kindness that can be cherished by millions. A story of courage and determination that was magnified through the power of film. The world IS and always will be a better place because of these few willing to share this story.
Zach started a movement of people not doing what makes you look cool, but doing what makes you happy and living life to the fullest. What is the movement that you want to start or be a part of? What do you want to be remembered for?
We all have something in our life that we are passionate about, a gift that we are meant to share and a purpose for living. This is our destiny and our legacy. We each have our roll to play.
For Zach, he was the subject of the story. For his family and friends, they were the one’s that helped him share his vision. For the filmmaker, he was the one that brought Zach’s story to the masses. For those that watch the film and share it with others, they are keeping the message alive and talking about the impact this story has had on them. We are all creating a legacy by being a part of it.
Find out how you can be a part of Living Powerfully and leaving a legacy.