I can be found quite a lot on Facebook and recently signed up to Twitter @father_abbott. While watching and reading comments and watching videos and other funnies that people had written it got me thinking at the time about for how long will these people be remembered? What legacy are they leaving behind following their talented musings.
Here are a few that I have picked out.
- Live at the Apollo, this is a new twist for me on the stand up routine, hilariously funny and very talented lady brings 2 unsuspecting members of the audience and then uses their own personalities and reactions to make a spectacularly funny routine.
https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=10151305565952816 Link in case the embedded video does not work on some devices.
- This is a stunning piece of animation that I found one day that shows the progression of life from conception (not the act of this is a family blog) through to birth, simply amazing.
https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=1719671648410 Link in case the embedded video does not work on some devices.
- This was from the SoulPancake team this kid whether rehearsed and scripted I don’t care, he is cute, funny, poignant and all round saying what people need to hear in a way that is cool and interesting. You can see other videos by searching for Kid President on YouTube or SoulPancake, has him and other soul enriching content.
https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=2818729965336 Link in case the embedded video does not work on some devices.
- This always gives me goosebumps since I am a Dad and appreciate the sentiment, I also love the way that the creators video makers have used the mum and daughter as the actual seatbelt. Nothing prepares you for how they managed to film such a moment, excellent work.
https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=110593188992182 Link in case the embedded video does not work on some devices.
So yeah a few things that have made me laugh, cry and wonder at the creative talent in our world, and yet I realise with the world of internet and social media etc that we live in, how much of all of this will be remembered in years to come, days even.
I look at my kids, girly girl and wee man as they slumber peacefully in their beds, and I am reminded that of all the talented people, all the gifts that people have the creativity they possess and can articulate on the internet or social media sites. My legacy that I must devote my time to is right there in the next room blissfully unaware, dreaming. I must invest my life in them, to help them be all that they can be, want to be, for in them will a legacy I teach them, show them, model them live on not just for years as people watch them grow, but for generations to come.
As I write that I realise that sounds huge and so much pressure, and it is, but it’s not. How do you do it? Just do your best, give this parenting lark all that you have, make the mistakes as you know you will, but relish in the moments of vision that you see in their hopeful eyes. Do all that you can and give them to your Heavenly Father as I do and He will work the miracles, you just have to work the sweat, He creates the magic.