by Kay Hall


William Harvard wrote, “The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children.”

Amen and amen.

What legacy do you want to transmit to future generations?

I think I wanted to be a teacher from my earliest childhood years.

I remember and revere all the warm and loving teachers who molded my education. They gave me not only my formal education, but also taught me the principles of honesty and integrity that have stood the test of time.

I taught music in Georgia public schools for decades. Every day I would work to share with my students what my teachers had shared with me –because I believe that to build the character of a child is a teacher’s greatest goal. (Image via Pixabay)

Kindness, understanding of others, American patriotism – these are all qualities than need to be nurtured in a young person. And that’s part of the legacy I worked hard to create during my time as a teacher.

When I retired, I wanted to continue my lifetime goals so I began my journey as an author.

I have been writing now for four years and have published four books. The year of 2015-2016 was tough, as we discovered I had breast cancer. After chemo, surgery, much praying by friends and loved ones, and the strength that only Jesus can bring to a life, I have been pronounced cancer free by my doctors.

Because of that journey, my next project is to produce a light-hearted book about my cancer experience and give all the profits to cancer research. My son thinks I should title it Toodle-oo, Tatas. What do you think?

So, I’m really still teaching and still creating my legacy. I just do it now through my books.

And that works, because authors really are teachers, prophets and healers to the world.

This post was written by Kay Hall.

Kay is the author of Here Comes Dot ComDot Com Saves ChristmasThe Little Blind Shepherd, and Cross Words.