Tomorrow’s Fruits

The other night I was lying in bed, drifting somewhere between wakefulness and sleep, and wondering about this blogging lark and why I bothered. What is the point in recording and sharing thoughts like this? Is anyone interested anyway? Yet somehow I felt quite sure that it was not only ‘on purpose’ but also important… Why? How could that be?

And then I remembered, my grandfather, who died when I was a baby, so I never knew him. He was a chess master, who played for his country. He never saw a computer, and probably never heard of one either, and yet, incredibly he lives on in cyber space, his games and even his picture are on the web. So what we do here tends to propagate and linger in inconceivable ways.

Words planted here are like seeds scattered to the winds, we don’t know who they touch or where they land; whether they take root or what fruit they bear. So, rather humbled by this idea, I will leave you to ponder what fruits your words will give rise to and whether you will be proud of them…

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” William Shakespeare

“There are certain things that are fundamental to human fulfilment. The essence of these needs is captured in the phrase ‘to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy’…. The need to learn is our mental need to develop and to grow. And the need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution” Stephen Covey

4 Responses to “Tomorrow’s Fruits”

  1. SarahArrow says:

    Your blogs are a small piece of you Richard, and one day when you are no longer here your great grandchildren will stumble upon them and feel that they know you as a person.

    They may even be inspired to start their change journey through your writings.

    Blogs are really modern diaries? …. I never thought of myself as the Anne Frank sort, but I try and post something regularly. So I must be.

    Note to future generations reading this, Sarah Arrow was an eccentric English Woman living in the wilds of Essex, she has three children, one of these children aspired to marry a footballer, it drove Sarah to an early grave


  2. Sarah… that is lovely thank you… (smiling all the way)

  3. hazel_w says:

    GREAT Post. You are right, every word is a seed….as a society what are we planting?

    There is a book called Four Agreements, it has had a powerful impact on my life. But the first agreement is to “Be impeccable with your words” It takes true practice to be mindful of your words, to not use your words against yourself or others.

    Thanks for the Post,

    Hazel M. Walker
    Referral Startegist

  4. Hazel,
    I couldn’t agree more. After all a lot of us bruise like peaches but less careful with what we say / post; we expect other s to understand but perhaps don’t take the time to offer this to others as we rush along.

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