Do you have a legacy to leave?

picture of momma with my family. Have you ever wondered what your legacy would be? What you would leave behind that told people about you? Oh, I’m not talking about money. I am talking about what you will leave behind that will tell your grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and those yet to be born who you were. What you stood for, what you believed in, how you lived your life and what your thoughts were. How about the era you lived in? Will you leave information about how you grew up, toys you played with as a child. Things that were important to you.

Most of us don’t know how important this is. To be able to sit down and read something your great-grandmother or great, great-grandfather wrote is almost breath-taking. It fuses the past with the present and carries forward into the future.

You don’t have to be a Hemingway or a Tolstoy to write about yourself and your life. Just get a pad, pen and put down memories. Every time you think of a memory, write it down. Pass the memories on. You see, it is a map to help those who will come later know the important things in their families backgrounds. Every memory is a time and place in history to give to your loved ones-from your past, to their future.

 

 

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About Susan Reichert

Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine, a magazine for authors.We highlight and promote authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Live in the South. President of a Writers Group.
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