Lots of thought has been given the last couple of weeks as to 'What is a man's legacy?'. Because things like news and current events get my gears going, I have thought a lot about this myself, and the revelation I have come to is startling in my own life. However, I have been thinking about the people in the news lately...
Michael Jackson. His legacy, above all the controversy, will be the revolutionary things he did in the music industry. I am a big fan of his music, and am one of the ones that believes he was actually innocent of the charges of misconduct against him. I can remember watching the premier of Thriller and just being in total awe of what the man could do.
Ed McMahon. The best sidekick and steadfast partner anyone could ask for.
President George W. Bush. A value-driven leader who did not buckle to popular opinion.
Jay Leno. Carried the torch of the most popular late-night host in a century as the #1 host for most of his years at the helm of The Tonight Show.
Ted Haggard. Once one of the most prolific preachers of his day, unfortunately marred by the controversy of self-discovery.
Ben Kapp. Someone who worked tirelessly to ensure his children and grandchildren understood the value of honesty, hard work and commitment. A man who served honorably in the U.S. Navy. A man who was continually 'sold-out' to his friends. A man of God.
I am a work in progress, but will hopefully live up to my legacy I hope to be.