Insights for living with joy and purpose

I had to pass on this email I got.  It really got me thinking more about leaving this world a better place before my time is up, very encouraging.

April 23, 2012

Insights for living with joy and purpose

 

The ultimate test of a man’s conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
– Gaylord Nelson

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
– Wilma Mankiller

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
– Paul Tsongas

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren –
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important…
use this symbolism – this imagery –
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: The World We Leave Our Children

Leave the world a bit better

Aging With Grace by Dr. David Mokotoff

Generations Quotes

Quotes about Life

Quotes about Meaning

Quotes about Children

Pay It Forward Quotes


May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
– Jonathan
Jonathan Lockwood Huie
jlh @ sail7 .com
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