I Was Here

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

Any of you that know me, are already aware that I’m big on lyrics…not sure if it’s the hidden singer inside of me or the blossoming writer LOL. A song that makes me analyze my life the way it is now, think about and make previsions for the future and sit back, smiling while thinking about the legacy I want to leave behind is Beyonce’s song ‘I Was Here’. This song describes the kind of life I’m motivated to live and the type of impact I want to leave on those that I encounter. The lyrics are:

‘I WAS HERE’

I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time

Know there was something that, meant something that I left behind

When I leave this world, I'll leave no regrets

Leave something to remember, so they won't forget

I was here

I lived, I loved

I was here

I did, I've done everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here

I want to say I lived each day, until I died

And know that I meant something in, somebody's life

The hearts I have touched, will be the proof that I leave

That I made a difference, and this world will see

I was here

I lived, I loved

I was here

I did, I've done everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here

I lived, I loved

I was here

I did, I've done everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I will leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here

I just want them to know

That I gave my all, did my best

Brought someone some happiness

Left this world a little better just because

I was here

I was here

I lived, I loved

I was here

I did, I've done everything that I wanted

And it was more than I thought it would be

I wanna leave my mark so everyone will know

I was here

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So today my voices are asking you:

What type of impact are you having on people’s lives? What legacy will you leave behind? Are you living your life in a way that is pleasing to you and those around you? Will you be remembered in a good way? Has your light shined on people in a way that will brighten paths for years after your gone?

It’s not too late to change the answers to these questions…change the legacy that you’ll leave behind. Change what comes to mind when people think of you… leave an impact on people’s lives when they get to know you. An impact that can change a frown to a smile by something you’ve said or done. An impact that will intercept a state of loneliness when they know they can call on you. An impact that will bring you to mind when reminiscing on people they were blessed to know.

Until Next Time…