You probably have a name, don’t you? I bet you do. Names are how we as people are identified. Usually we have at least two names: a first name and a last name. We use our first name to introduce ourselves, identify our order at Starbucks, and to give our Mom something to yell to specify which kid she is angry at. We also have a last name, there is something different about that.
That name has been used by people for hundreds of years. That name means something. That name has a story. Maybe it tells you what country our ancestors came from, or what their occupations were. And every day you go out in the world, you shoulder the legacy of your ancestors, and you add your part to that legacy yourself.
Now that sounds like a big responsibility doesn’t is? Well, it is. But I know you can handle it. You know why? Because every single one of your ancestors did it. When you are having struggles, and you think you just can’t make it, you can receive strength from those who came before you. Doubtless, one of your ancestors had struggles like yours. Maybe they had a hard time in college, or maybe it took them a long time to find a spouse, or maybe they spent their whole life working hard and just couldn’t get ahead. But look, they somehow got things figured out. And you can too.
Take pride in your name, represent it well. Learn where you came from, and let it determine who you can become. Maybe your ancestors were awesome, follow their example and be awesome. Maybe your ancestors were kind of lame, be better. Each new generation is a thread in the tapestry of history; each thread is individually important, but when put all together they make a beautiful work of art.
Great metaphor right? I thought so. Fortune cookie metaphors aside, the good news is that you can have that work of art today. At this moment, we aren’t making tapestries, but we do make prints, which is the next best thing. So check out www.FamilyTreePrints.com today to customize, create, and order your very own Family Tree Print; so that you can know where you came from, and have the motivation to get where you need to go.