Leaving a Legacy

For thousands of years, man (and woman) has passed along the stories of their families and cultures. They’ve told these stories through verbal communication, storytelling, written word, and pictures.

It seems as though that has been lost in today’s world of massive communication outlets; be it Facebook, Twitter, email, blogs, vlogs, youtube, and all the other ways we “communicate”.

In the past, the storytellers weren’t just telling stories to entertain; they were passing along the past. They were ensuring that the next generation and the one after that knew where they came from. They wanted the future generations to benefit from their legacy and knowledge.

For so many in today’s world, leaving a legacy means leaving a pot of money for their children or grandchildren. Not for me.  For me, leaving a legacy means something completely different.

I’ll tell you why. Although my parents were the hardest workers I’ve ever known, I will never inherit gold or wealth from them. That doesn’t mean they haven’t left a legacy. They have!

Part of their legacy to me and my sister and our children is the knowledge that hard work pays. We know that lazing around isn’t going to get us anywhere.

Another part of their legacy is faith in Christ. They taught us to know Jesus and to seek Him. They taught us this by example; by taking us to church every time the doors were open.

My grandparents have all passed away, but they were what some might call poor dirt farmers. Again, no coffers full of gold. Again, hard workers that can compare. What I don’t have from them are their stories of growing up. I honestly don’t know the names of all my granddad’s brothers.

This gap in my knowledge is why I’m so passionate about writing Legacy Wills or Legacy Letters. If you hang around my blog long enough, you’ll come to see that it’s part of who I am. It’s a big part of who God made me to be.

Don’t miss the opportunity to pass along your legacy to your loved ones.

You can learn a little more about how to Leave a Legacy Here.

 

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About D. Jodi Shumway

Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Grandmother, Friend, Writer, Editor, Reader, CHRISTIAN.
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