While visiting friends south of Charleston, South Carolina, I stumbled across a vivid reminder of legacy and the secret to leaving a lasting one.

It came in the form of a church.

This classic southern Presbyterian church claims roots back to the late 1600s. The gravestone in the pictures here represent only a fraction of the many plots filling the picturesque site. The massive live oaks, the draping spanish moss, and the tilting iron fences marking family plots all emphasised how much time had passed since these earthly journeys ended.

And how much had remained unchanged.

Based on the care given to the site, I suspect they left more than crumbling gravestones as a legacy.

This past weekend at A Day About Books with John Maxwell, Michael Hyatt put the challenge to us in this way:

When’s the best time to plant a tree? About 25 years ago. When’s the second-best time? Today.

What will you do today to leave a lasting legacy?

What places have you seen that reminded you to leave a legacy? Share your memories with a comment to share the growth.

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