Legacy of a legend

“There’s a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it.” William Wallace

The movie Braveheart is one of my favorite movies of all time. William Wallace embodies what most boys growing up aspire to be. When he was faced with his lovers death he avenged her. He inspired the people of Scotland to take back their freedom. Stole the heart of the princess and when face with death he didn’t cave on his beliefs.

The best picture of Wallace’s impact was in contrast to Earl the Bruce. This was a man in title and deed was to be a leader. He had been handed the right to lead the “Sons of Scotland” from birth. However when faced with the chance to stand up and ride along side Wallace he caves. Time after time.

The coolest part of Wallace’s Legacy and Story (other than his face paint) was in the final scene Earl the Bruce “man’s up” and fulfills his role. The Bruce leads the charge for Scotland. Wallace (a peasant) inspires not only the peasants around him but the noble blooded Bruce. I know that the legend of William Wallace is probably far distant than the true story. I know it was just a movie. The message however is real.

Through your gifts today you can mold a Legacy. Wallace had a gift to rise to the occasion and inspire. You can inspire those around. Your kids, co-workers and family. Maybe wearing face paint and screaming freedom down the halls of your job would be frowned upon. If not then you my friend have the coolest job ever. I am willing to bet though that most employers wouldn’t mind you teaching others your skills. Making peoples lives better. Showing people joy and happiness.

We all have gifts…. How you use yours will be your Legacy

You ask yourself, ‘What do you want your legacy to be?’ I’m content at this point to say, ‘Those who follow me.’- Bill Parcells

Thank you and come back


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