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i don’t want to be known
for being right
but for risk
but for love
but for hope
but for them

Here are a few beginning thoughts on legacy.

Legacy [leg-uh-see]
noun, plural leg·a·cies.
anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor:

Recently, I’ve been thinking about legacy.

What is it that I will leave behind?
What will I hand down to my children and my children’s children?
How will I be remembered?
Will I even be remembered?

Some days I have this deep desire to be known and other days I want to be hidden from everyone and everything. It’s a battle. Maybe you have the same one.

But in the end …

In the end, I don’t need my name to be remembered.

All I want is for His Name to be known.
All I want is for love to extend.
All I want is for hope to spread.
All I want is for others to know they matter.

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Tanner Olson is a writer, speaker, poet, spoken-word artist, and creator of Written to Speak.
He created Written to Speak to share hope and announce love.