So—what do you really think? Can you identify your three main life values or beliefs? If you had one page to pass on your most important thoughts about your life and how you think about the world what would you say?
This is called a life legacy letter and very well could become your children’s and grandchildren’s most precious possession. It doesn’t have to be long, it doesn’t have to be fancy, it just has to come from your heart.
Love this life quote:
One life on this earth is all we get, whether it is enough or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least we are fools if we do not live it as fully and bravely and beautifully as we can.
Want to explore this thought further? Take a look at his essay Only One Life
Looking for some resources to start your letter or even a full length life story? I can help you with a boost in the right direction.
Or, here are 3 books to inspire you in this most important communication:
The Book of Myself, Carl and David Marshall–this is a great, fill-in-the-blank style with excellent prompts to get you thinking about your life story.
Living Legacies, Duane Elgin and Coleen Drew
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Memoir, Victoria Costello–don’t take offense, it’s really an easy to follow guide that covers the nuts and bolts.
Whichever option you choose be encouraged that you can do this. You need to and your family will love you for it!