A Legacy Worth Leaving: Savoring the Past, Inspiring the Future

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Trafford Publishing, Jun 2, 2003 - Family & Relationships
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How will you be remembered? Legacy is the transference of things from the past. Though often thought of as a gift of property, it has the potential to be so much more. Legacy is a gift of learning and a gift of attitudes. It reflects our ideals and our convictions. It is consigned through the things we so and the choices we make. We will each pass on a legacy more profound than we can imagine.

We have the opportunity to empower current and future generations to set and manage the direction of their lives, according to their aspirations. We can pass on the ability to be productive, the desire to boldly face whatever challenges life may bring. Or we can surrender to misery and assign scarcity to those who follow.

We can inspire an appreciation for passion in life by guiding and encouraging younger generations towards an intensity in their vocations, their adventures and their relationships with others. Or we can dishearten then through reproach and condemnation.

How will you be remembered? Are you imparting a message of hope or despair? Will you be remembered because you encouraged or because you disparaged? Are you teaching self-confidence or defeatism, passion or apathy? Are you leaving the legacy of your choosing?

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