Kinds of Legacies You Can Leave
What if your Satchel Story doesn’t lead to a steamer trunk full of memories? Give yourself a little time to ponder the possibilities of your life stories before you quit.
These practical ideas are not intended as a formal guide and are not in any order of significance except for the last two, which have a chapter all their own. Most of our Legacies are a unique combination of two or more of these topics.
My Legacy stories are here on the blog. You can search Mama & Me, Legacy Story, or Gentle Moments to find some of them. Most of them combine my love for old photos or my own nature photography.
If you want specific suggestions for these Legacies, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll create a special blog post with ideas.
- Your Family Legacy
- A By the Year or Decade Legacy
- The Day You Were Born Legacy
- The Days of Your Life (turning points) Legacy
- A Few of Your Favorite (and Least Favorite) Things Legacy
- Quotes Legacy If you want to publish this Legacy for profit, Google the words “fair use” or call a trusted legal advisor to get more help with this.
- Parent & Child Legacy
- Your Romance/Marriage Legacy
This Legacy story is beautiful, so I’m going to share it with you here.
I was in my thirties when I had the privilege of becoming friends with my beloved second-grade teacher. We went to lunch together, she came to my home for tea, and because she loved to send cards, she often wrote to me although we lived in the same town. She was single her whole life, but one day she handed me a picture of her a boy. She told me how she loved him, and he loved her. How they went to dances and were certain, they would be together someday.
That never happened and when she told her story, I heard the sorrow in her heart and saw the tears in her eyes. After more than fifty years, she still loved him.
The pictures, she showed me I saw her love for him and his for her. The edges were ragged from years of her looking at them and cherishing them. In their way, the photos told me a few silent details she didn’t.
And it all mattered to her and me so very much.
What if divorce is part of your marriage Legacy?
Divorce shame is the biggest reason some of my friends choose not to share their marriage memories. Let’s take a few moments to consider the value it adds to your Legacy.
In the movie Winn Dixie, the young heroine wants to know more about her mother. She knows her mom left her and the preacher and like most kids, she blames herself.
Can you bare enough of your heart to relieve your kids of this tremendous burden?
The way you love and have been loved matters to those you love.
Back to the list of potential Legacy topics . . .
- Book, Movie, or Music Legacy
- Grief Legacy
- Creative Writing/Artistic Legacy
- Keepsake Legacy
- Pet Legacy
- Garden/Nature Legacy
- Travel Legacy
- Educational Legacy
- Business/Financial Legacy
- Clothes Legacy
- Sibling or Friend Legacy
- A Car Legacy
- A Hero Legacy
Your Life is a Legacy!
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