What is your legacy?

What is your legacy?

Today is Friday evening and I am celebrating…

I want to have a profound joy tip, celebrating the life of my elders. My mum and dad whom I saw in Venezuela few weeks ago, and my mother in law who made me return to be at her side during her last days.

I had forgotten that death is part of life. I remember my friend Salim Abi Saab in my home country who told me once: we only ‘have to’ die, all the rest we do because we want to. And I’ve been thinking heaps (a lot in Ozzie English) about what my legacy will be.

For once, we’ve established some basic rules about our lives whilst we can make those decisions. No need to end in a Schiavo case, but those events are a call to action. We now know SOME wishes about the rest of our family members, but please don’t make your legacy a headache for those behind.

When we think about our death, we open up the possibility to make the most of our today. Write your best memories now. Make a time capsule, pick your music, chose your flowers, your resting place, celebrate your life as if it was ending now….

We don’t pick when we get in -lesson learnt with my grand daughter- we don’t pick when we get out… but sure enough whatever is in the middle is all up to us.

Here is to your legacy

By |May 29th, 2009|Categories: celebrating, death, great life, legacy, time capsule|4 Comments

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