Week #93 – Live Your Legacy (in memory of Sean Rollnick)
Greetings Happyness Tribe!
This week’s post comes on the heels of yet another loss in the Hopatcong community: Sean Rollnick (HHS Class of ’91) passed away in Hawaii. He was 43.
From the outpouring of love to his Facebook page, it is clear that Sean grew up to be one of those amazingly beautiful people that walk this Earth. As testimonial after testimonial of his direct impact on people rippled across my newsfeed, I was reminded of something I wrote last year when Rob’s memorial planter was installed in Ocean Grove:
“Through all the years we visited Ocean Grove — as children, teens, adults, and friends — I never dreamed our world would come to this. Benches and planters were for old people, maybe even pets, but not for us. We were young, vital, alive. And then it occurred to me…that is the point of the plaque. Life is about what you do, where you do it, and who you do it with. The plaques and benches along the boardwalk are filled with legacies: “…who loved Ocean Grove…”, “…who helped us all to grow…”, “whose happiness was a day at the beach…”
If you had a plaque…what would yours say?
Your Happyness Challenge for the Week Ahead: LIVE YOUR LEGACY!!! I’ll ask you again, if someone were to write a memorial plaque about you…what would it say? Where would they put it? Spend time doing that thing as if it was your last. Imagine how you might want to be remembered…then make it a point to LIVE IT! Do it with love…do it with laughter…and above all: do it with Happyness!
Life is short, my friends…sometimes shorter than we imagine it will be. Don’t wait — live your legacy today!
And to Sean’s family, friends, loved ones, and beautiful brand-new baby — my deepest condolences to you in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. There are some losses we never get over…we just have to go on, broken-hearted as we are, and live as they would want us to — fully.
Spread Happyness — share your thoughts in the comments!
6/24/16 by Grace Church
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