We asked folks about legacy and what they want people to remember about them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Bill Quell | ClickAwayMarketing Founder | Startup Advisor | Endlessly Curious

I would like my legacy to be one of kindness, generosity and contribution…at the end of the day, I like to keep in mind that I am not just earning a living for myself and my family, but I am helping my clients – large and small – create the lives they want for themselves as well. Business is people. The markers of that path include money – but only as it is a reflection of the value we are contributing to other people and the planet we live on. Read more>>

Pamela Murphy | Nature, Wildlife and Landscape Photographer- A Soul’s Journey Photography

I want my legacy to be one of kindness, strength, integrity and great care. I want to be remembered as a person who shared the beauty that exists in a sometimes cruel world. Someone who reminded people that nature is magical. A caregiver of the natural world and people too. I hope to leave an imprint on people through my photography, that it might bring joy and serenity to many. I want my children to remember that I didn’t give up on my dream. And even if I couldn’t make it a full time career, that I still did it because it fed my soul. I want my grandchildren to remember my teachings of nature and how I fostered a love and respect for it through adventures. I want to be remembered as a sharer of beautiful things. Read more>>

Kelly McClelland | Rites of Passage | Activism | Earth-Centered Strategy & Design

When I think about legacy I think about the rattlesnake that transmutes poison into medicine. The resilient dandelions that seep through cracks of concrete. The mushrooms that grow from out, under, and through metal pipelines. The beings that blossom as the cement structures crumble. We have many poisons in our current times. Lots of juicy muck to work with. Much like the land I’m sitting on. This land holds the legacy of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute peoples. The resilient and powerful original tenders. It also holds the legacy of colonization, slavery, and genocide. Read more>>