These are critical years. We’re losing one of our richest, most meaningful natural resources – the wisdom of our mothers, fathers and grandparents who fought in the war, dug deeply into life through the depression years and experienced the transition from horse and buggy days to our wired world.
The wisdom of our elders are the wells from which we draw understanding, knowledge and warnings against repeating the evil elements of history. Unless their conclusions on life are recorded, they will be lost.
It seems odd that people die at the very point in time when they have learned the most. Unless there is a written record of who they were in the various aspects of their lives, they are often forgotten soon after the last shovel of dirt is thrown on their caskets.
With those thoughts in mind, I created legacy journals; tools through which people could have a voice of wisdom into the lives of their descendants, vehicles through which their essence could be remembered.
MY LIFE LEGACY JOURNALS are designed to feature not only your family history, but also include space for sharing thoughts on over 40 topics. Here you can bestow a blessing on your family, share and preserve family recipes, give special messages to friends and family members and share favorite family photos.
These 150 page legacy workbooks with ethical will resources will get you organized and give you direction for recording your reflections, values, experiences and family history for future generations. They come in two editions, both available as spiral-bound, soft-cover workbooks, digital downloads or CDs to complete right on your computer.
Edition #1 – To My Family… My Life – features corresponding Scripture verses with each section
Edition #2 – To My Family… My Life Legacy – Generic edition with no Scripture verses
My hope is that volunteers and family members will take the journals into nursing homes and retirement homes and help their friends and loved ones to record the wisdom and experiences from their hearts to the pages of the Journals while there is still time.
For those looking for a mentoring tool, the Journals make wonderful vehicles for communication between the generations. I hope many young teenagers will spend time with seniors recording their time-tested wisdom.
Life Legacy Journals are published by Castle Quay Books and are available by ordering through stores or right here online in my STORE.
A great idea for a special gift of the heart for any occasion — a wonderful retirement gift.