I recently completed a project for an estate and trust lawyer. And another client of mine is an investment advisor. Both of them are in the ‘money’ business. One helps clients accumulate it; and the other helps them dispose of it. But I’ve always believed that money is the least of what we leave behind — our legacy, in other words.
Which is the reason why I decided to take a stab at a recent WordPress Daily Prompt for this post: “Imagine yourself at the end of your life. What sort of legacy will you leave? Describe the lasting effect you want to have on the world, after you’re gone.”
A good place to start is probably the non-monetary legacy my parents left me. They were kind, loving, generous people. Everyone was welcome in their home, in their lives and in their hearts. It didn’t matter who you were, or where you came from.
They were honest to a fault. Their ‘word’ was like a blood oath. And there isn’t a human being who ever knew them, who would ever have questioned their integrity, or their intentions.
Family and friends meant everything to them; and whenever anyone needed help my parents could Continue reading