The goal is not to live forever. It's to create something that does.
Telling someone to love others is a good thing. Directing them to make love a priority in their decision-making is actionable insight.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. You can celebrate this wondrous occasion by gifting a family heirloom, a tradition to inspire growing minds for generations to come.
Or you can get them that towel they registered for.
As colorful and arms-wide-open as the Giffords themselves.
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
This Legacy attempts to inspire a well-rounded collection of idea priorities: Integrity, Excellence and Love as a Priority.
A personal note: When I made love my top priority in all decision-making, I became a happier, better man.
Included are quotes from founding fathers, poets and geniuses. The rest are mine.
A friend's feedback: Needs color. Agreed. I like, tho, its nature. Color alters perception. Plus, I like how Silly turned out.
Families have commissioned heirlooms for thousands of years. What's your legacy?
Translation: Excellence Through Effort
We can't live forever. But we can live on, whispering a legacy of wisdom into the ears of our great-great grandchildren.
What will you say to them?
Making your bed first thing in the morning habitually begins your day with the fundamentals of every great achievement:
Set a goal.
Work to achieve it.
Bask in the warmth of accomplishment.
What's important here? What should I focus my time and energy upon? What's my purpose? How do I react to fear? What must I do in order to feel loved and accepted?
I like to imagine Horace Sinclair, 1909, self-made grocer of dry goods, widower and loving father of five young sons, getting the news. Pneumonia. He likely will not survive the week.
"What will we do, papa?" asked the oldest.
Through tears he looked each in the eye.
"Keep these words in your heart and you'll do fine."
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."
Like software for computers, family culture is the operating system of the Growing Mind. The Realize Legacy upgrades to Your Family 2.0.
"Things may come to those who wait. but only the things left by those who hustle."