Building On Your Legacy

Soar bannerThose who came before us leave the world we live in. Those who come after us will have only what we leave them.

Corey & PhyllisEach generation is a guardian of the world that was left to them, and has a responsibility to leave it better than how they found it.

As parents, grandparents and guardians, we are responsible for passing on the Legacy from Generation to Generation. Far too often we think of inheritance only in terms of the wealth we leave behind. Our baton (legacy) is the sum of all the lessons, insights, wisdom, counsel, and character that we have gained. We pass this legacy to those who follow us, which they, in turn, can pass on to others. Here are some helpful hints to consider:

Passing the Baton
• Lay a foundation by modeling what you want your sons and daughters to be and do
• Walk the talk to develop your sons and daughters’ character
• Be a good first teacher! Your sons and daughters learn by watching you
• Build a strong and loving relationship with your sons and daughters so they will want to follow in your footsteps

Accepting the Baton
• Understand the legacy that you received from previous generations
• Choose the spiritual legacy you want to leave for future generations
• Focus your legacy by writing a personal mission statement
• Live your legacy by letting it direct your thoughts and actions
• Enlarge your legacy by making it better for the next generation

Raising Up The Next Generation
• Prepare future generations to accept the baton
• Cultivate your inherited roots and wings to strengthen your personal faith
• Start early introducing your family to your faith
• Make spiritual training a family priority
• Be a cheerleader! So future generations will be able to make a strong pass

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