100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 6

Each day, laptop and children permitting, I’ll share a prompt that’s been on my mind, and a few of my thoughts.

You are welcome to share your own perspective in the comments, or just journal it out!


What legacy do I want to leave behind? What does that mean about my daily to-do list?

Last night, we said goodbye to our kids’ last surviving great-grandmother. We’ve lost loved ones before, but, this time, we had the gift of being present during precious final moments.

History hung in the picture frames on the walls. I watched love and gratitude and memories flit across the tear-stained faces around the room.

It was expected, and peaceful.

But, it got me thinking. What will I leave behind when I go?

I can’t spend every day living as if I were dying. We’ve talked before about zooming in and zooming out (Episode # 28).

But, what values require more follow through from me? How much focus do I really want to spend on the numbers on the scale? How much longer do I want to put off my dreams? What are those dreams in the long run?

A room full of love?

These questions remind me why I came out of the gate with so much passion for progress and purpose in the first place.

I won’t run a half marathon overnight, but I can pay more attention to how I invest my time. I can’t control my circumstances, but I can respond with intention.

Attention + Intention

That’s where the magic is at, friends.

The question is, what does that look like for you?

❀ Jenny

12 thoughts on “100 Days of Journal Prompts: Day 6

  1. When I leave this Earth, I want to know that I’ve had a small hand in making this world a better place. That’s why I’m working towards becoming an adult educator. Hopefully, I can help people less fortunate than me.
    Also, more importantly, I want to leave this place knowing that my family are healthy and happy. I’ll be at peace if that’s all I can achieve in my life.

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