CREATE A LIVING LEGACY

Through the many years that I’ve been listening to grandparents share their hopes and dreams, their regrets and fears, the word “legacy” is one that comes up over and over. It’s a word that carries much weight and many meanings. Most of us, of course, are concerned about our legacy in its most tangible manifestation: a financial bequest or endowment. Regardless of our financial bracket, we hope to maximize whatever we may be able to pass down to our heirs.

The Grandest Love bespeaks an investment in grandchildren’s lives that goes beyond money.  We hope that, in some way, the deepest principles that have guided our own lives, will be carried forth by them as they forge their unique paths into the future.

I’m sure I didn’t coin this phrase, but it captures the idea beautifully:  we want to leave values, not only valuables

’m going to give you some ideas on how you can “bequeath” both values and valuables while you’re still around to enjoy it by working with your grandchildren and their parents (aka your adult children) on instituting Family Meetings, discussing your Family Values, introducing The Four Jars, and devising your own family’s “Living Legacy Foundation.”