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Legacy

He stared forward. Unbroken focus and serious eyes meant I had better listen.

UNFORGETABLE would be his next words. 

The conversation felt more vital to my existence than air. 

Become a legend and leave a legacy.

That’s all that consumed my thoughts at one point in my life. 

Now restore swirled around, above, below, and within my heart. 

What need I restore anyway? I didn’t know. I only knew something need to be brought back to a better state. 

His question broke the air, 

“Are you prepared to die for it?”

The question hung in the air like a bird soaring toward a tumultuous wave of water.

The bird broke through the water, grabbed its prey and soared forward–a majestic and graceful victory. 

“Yes.”

I said slowly with a pounding heart.

His response caught me off guard,

“Okay. Good. I’m just making sure you know where you are going.

I know where I am going.

Embrace the discomfort, I thought.

Embrace it and let goD. 

“I look at these young men and women and I confess the tears trickle down my cheeks and I bow in humble praise to God that He kept me from walking away from a calling that at times was painful and frustrating.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

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