Watching the Olympics has me thinking about legacy. What is my legacy going to be? Will I be remembered in the same vain as Michael Phelps? Katie Leducky? Probably not. But I think that everyday we have chance to leave a little of our legacy with people. Good and bad. Just in the way we treat people and interact with them may be the only thing they remember us by.  When it comes to your writing and my writing, whether we will ever get published or not, we leave a little of us behind. Maybe some day some one will read it.  For real, maybe this post will stay around the internet for a billion years and then someone will find it. They will read it and become the next J.K. Rowling or Dr. Seuss. You never know. In the words of the great Disney classic "Angels in the Outfield" IT COULD HAPPEN.   So think about how you act today, what you write today. It could be the only, last thing that you are remembered for. Take that serious. Give it some effort and don't be afraid. 

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James Arthur

A children's picture book writer who lives in Texas with his wife and daughter. James lived in Taiwan for two years where he taught English and wrote stories for an international children's magazine.


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