Don’t let the family history die
It’s part of all our lives
Photos fade images of the mind do not
I am sure, when you go through the old family photos, you will come across pictures that show a piece of the family history. I know I have a picture of my great-great-grandfather, whose first name I never knew, but on the back was written the family last name, Rose. This was an old military picture on thick stock, showing a very stern looking man in uniform. As we asked some of our remaining relatives, we developed a picture of who this man was and his story. When we did it, it didn’t seem to big a deal until one of the grandchildren saw the file and was thrilled that she could use that story for a school project. I had long forgotten that schools often have kids do projects around family. So, it was a bonus on top of the original purpose.
Create a lasting picture of your children’s children
If you are a parent with grown children with their own children, I would guess you have a lot of pictures of grandchildren. I would also guess you have taken a lot of pictures of the grandkids that your kids don’t have. Since you are gathering family photos, now is the time when you can also create a lasting legacy for your children. Take the photo, title each one, and write your own story about why you took the picture, where you took the picture, and how you feel about the picture.
I can guarantee you when you write about this Leavings (get the book ), these are the leavings your family will be happy you left.
When I write it ain’t over, it’s because I often write about death and dying, but not in the normal sense.
Coffee and a friend to share it with
Grab a coffee and let’s chat about life!
I don’t believe in being morbid but I do believe in people being ready for the end. And those that aren’t are usually the ones for whom death is unexpected. A sudden illness, an accident or catastrophe befall them. And while I much of what I write speak to the older generation it applies all of who are getting older.
There is much to done before we go.
The book is a guide to help you clean your house before you go so your kids won’t have to once you’re gone. For me, that is some of what Leavings my new book speaks to.
That was the gist of my most recent book. But if you haven’t seen it you can get it here.
When I write that dying is not the end I am not preaching about the meaning of death, I am writing about what and who you leave behind. This is what I prefer to focus on and what you are going to find the book I am currently writing for very specific reasons. Some of that you can read in this Post.
We all leave something when we go I hope to help you leave a lasting legacy. I do have my reasons and are mostly related to my own family experiences. While most of my family has passed what I learned from their living and passing is what often write in my books and in my blogs. The sister blog to this one www.healthywealthyaging.com is where I share some of the things that do not make it into my books. Here is a link to one of the relevant posts.
There is so much to write about living and grow old and hope to make the journey a pleasant and meaningful one. I hope you will join me in the discussion.
And I would love to share one of my free short book with you for doing so.
The book is Learn how to be happy, just click HERE to get your free copy.
Older doesn’t mean less involved
Our adult children are having to plan for everything from work commitments and kid activities to keep their relationships intact. While we on the other hand, or so they think because we are older, have little to do. How wrong they are.
Busy aging with places to go and things to do.
Aging Well Takes work especially as your get older
Getting older takes a lot more effort than it used to. If you are in relatively good health, you need to make plans for remaining that way.
If your health is starting to fail then now is the time to plan for making it better. We all know that there are some things in life that we can’t plan for but there are also a lot we can.
Older doesn’t have to mean unhealthy, or weak.
Why is it that we fail to work on what we can until the last minute. Most of us have worked hard for someone else all our lives, why not do the same for ourselves.
Everything seems harder the older you get, but when you become your own boss the results are worth it. So start work for YOU INC. Create a business plan for living your life, healthier, happier and longer. Keeping mind and body engaged is now your life’s work and a job no one wants to fail at. But neither should you get stress out about. Reports are that the older we get for some reason the more stressed we are. Just when we should be enjoying life we start to worrying about our ability to do so. Stress is dangerous at any age, but even more so when you get older. Perhaps you have read my book about it.
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And if you want to learn how to deal with stress take our free course on managing stress
Stay tuned for my information on my latest books.
You have a lot living to do and when you do you will have more to leave behind that will teach the rest how to live well, live happily and live long. The book I am currently working on LEAVINGS’ will show you just how important this is.
You can also read my previous post on the topic by clicking HERE.