When did you first learn about sex? Would you recommend the same for young people today? Why or Why not?
That was one of last weeks Leaving a Legacy questions. Did you feel a little uncomfortable answering that one? Maybe it’s not something you’ve spoken about much with your kids based on their age. Or, sex may not be a topic that you addressed as a father and just let your wife do it. I wouldn’t recommend that but I know that’s how it’s happened in many homes. In any case, it was one of last weeks questions in our Leaving Your Legacy project.
If this is your first time to stumble across this Leaving Your Legacy project, welcome. If you’ve been able to keep up with the questions and are filling out your journal, how’s it going for you? Are you enjoying the process? Can you see your kids sitting together sometime after you’re gone, enjoying the opportunity to remember you in more detail and who you really were? I know it’s not pleasant to think of that day but it will happen. And, having this journal to give them while you’re still alive gives you a chance to share yourself with them. Completing these questions can be a challenge but just answering a few a week will yield a picture of your life you couldn’t give them otherwise. This is a great opportunity to leave YOU behind in more than just your family’s memories. I’m glad you’ve chosen to join the project. If you’ve missed any of the previous posts, don’t worry. You can start today. When you get a chance you can go back to the previous posts and answer them as you are able. The key is just doing it. So, ready for this weeks set of questions to add to your Legacy journal? Here they are…
- As a teenager, did you rebel or do things your parents wouldn’t have approved of? How do you feel about that now?
- List three things you wish you had done during your Junior High and High School years, but didn’t?
- What did your family like to do on weekends? Describe one particularly memorable one.
Those are the questions for the week. If you are just starting your journal you can either just handwrite your responses to these questions and put them into a more formal journal later, make a journal by listing the question at the top and your response below and putting the pages into binder of your choosing or buying the book that I’m taking these questions from, A Father’s Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words.
Drop me a line and let me know how you are doing? Have you had struggles remembering some of the events referred to by these questions? You can always make up a similar or completely different question if you’d like. Just make sure it reveals a little bit of who you were and how you lived.
Happy Journaling! Have a great week. P.S. Remember, we’ve launched the DadPOD podcast that you can listen to through iTunes or on this site by clicking the DadPOD tab at the top! Last week we interviewed Jess MacCallum, an author, cartoonist, entrepreneur, husband and father. Fun interview. Subscribe to the DadPOD today.