The One Great Thing

What Will Be Your One Great Thing?


Again, I asked, what will be your One Great Thing, that when people ask about your legacy or proudest achievement you will love to hear them talk about? Would it be a Child? A perfect Marriage? An Academic achievement? A Value/Philosophy? A Structure? A Business? A Thesis you once wrote? A Product or an Idea that defines you and that impacts those it touches? I’m not talking about canal and short term achievements. I’m talking about something so powerful that will connect you to strangers, with such force that, it knocks them over. I’m talking about your retirement and afterlife stages achievements. Something that will last forever and never wavered. I don’t know if this rings a bell in your ears or not but maybe after digesting mine, you will have a clue in quest to my question.

Well, mine is a craving two contagious things. Actually, I don’t wish for both to happen, one is more than enough but if both does happened, I will thank heavens. The first should be my passion for people. I want it to be memorable in such a way that, it will guide people to helping others. I hope that, by knowing me for even the briefest of time, they will have a better outlook on things. I try to do this every day by demonstrating compassion, telling people the things they are doing well, saying thank you for the little things, and reaching out to those who are in hard places or situations. I don’t know if this will be it or not, but I hope so because, the mark of every mature being is to aspire to live humbly for others.

Secondly, that one great thing could be a Piece of Magic(an Art of Work). Naturally, I love to write. Writing makes me, it’s like a calling(a yearning). Writing is something I can’t do without but even though I have being writing for some time now, I still think I haven’t written anything yet because, until I come up with that great piece(be it an article, a poem, spoken word, story, a novel, you name it), I would not appreciate this gift(call it a talent). I yearn to write a piece that will leave a dint of recognition on me. I mean a Piece that will let the whole world hear of me, not necessarily because they never read a great piece before but because they couldn’t have forgotten it because something meaningful has struck a chord in them. This way, I can proudly say, my art has cross into magic. What I mean is that, when people read my piece, they should be like “wow”, who is this great Author? People should search for me from distance afar because of the content of my Piece. It should be a Piece that will send beauty and gentle caress beneath the toes of people’s hearts, where static pages of that Piece will seem to change to fit whatever I need to hear at that stage in my life. Wouldn’t this be as beautiful as only truth can be?

All of us have this ability. For some, it’s a calling, a need to create that One Great Thing so that they can live beyond their years. Please allow me to add a caveat;  before you ship yours out, take a step back and think, really think about what you want to be your One Great Thing. I have just told you mine. They are the only two great things that can appease my soul.
What, Will Yours Be???