Congratulations! If you have been following along, you’re just about done with the first month of writing your story to leave to your children and your children’s children. If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, check out any of our previous posts. This is a project that I decided to embark on even if just got one dad to write his story, one question at a time. I was inspired by a journal that had been sitting gathering dust on a bookshelf for years. As I took the time to thumb threw it I realized it may actually be beneficial for me to do this. I found out this year how little I knew about my dad and if he were to die suddenly, I would not have known much about his boyhood, his growing up years, his likes and dislikes and other details I just never took the time to uncover.
Leaving Your Legacy In Deed AND Word
So, beginning in early March I began this project for all to join who wanted to leave their story to their children. Each Monday, I publish three or four questions from the journal I uncovered in my stack, A Father’s Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words by J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc. This week, we complete the questions for the month of March. The idea is that if you just take 15-30 min a week over the course of a year and answer these questions, you will have your story in a unique journal that will give your children a way to remember you that will last beyond your leaving this world and in their minds alone. If your game, join us. It doesn’t matter if you have missed any of the previous weeks because you can simply go back and add your reply to the previous questions at your leisure. I am only breaking this up in bite sized chunks to keep it manageable. Here’s a picture of the journal I have to give you an idea of how to organize your own journal in case you don’t want to purchase your own. You are leaving your legacy with every choice you make. But, we can also spend some time actually crafting the story that is our lives and will help us in leaving a legacy in words and deed.
Ready for this week’s questions? Here goes:
What Do You Remember About Your First Kiss?
Share Some of Your Insights For Working Well With Others.
That’s it! Short and sweet this week. If you have been working on this project with me, let me know how you are doing. Just jot a note down in the comment section and share what has come to light as you’ve had to shake the cobwebs for some of these questions to come up with your reply. At some point I’m considering starting a Facebook Group for everyone that is doing this to share encouragement and thoughts about how we might be presenting these to our kids and other issues like that.
Don’t Forget to Share the REAL STORY of Easter
Have a great week. As we are heading into Easter, let me encourage you to take some time with your family this week to discuss the meaning of Easter. Read from each of the Gospels and share the week that Jesus went from being hailed as the Messiah to being crowned with thorns and hung on the Cross. The most significant event in the history of mankind happened over 2000 years ago symbolized by the events of this week. Don’t overlook the chance to make this week more than just another time with family and hunting Easter Eggs. He is Risen!
Until next week’s LYL (Leave Your Legacy) questions….