This is better than nothing, but it is also possible to engage in the process of legacy planning. When you consciously craft your legacy, you take steps to make sure that your influence is felt even after you are gone.
There are various different ways that you can make your mark on the earth a lasting one. Different people have different capabilities, but everyone can leave behind a suitable legacy.
When it comes to your family, you can make sure that your formative experiences are recorded so that younger family members can draw from your acquired wisdom. This can be done through the authoring of personal memoirs, but you could alternately write a full-blown autobiography if you are so inclined.
Family heirlooms are very meaningful, and they represent the family members that have come before you. You can decide on the appropriate inheritor for each item that is in your possession, and your family legacy can live on in the form of these items.
Your legacy plan can also include the authoring of an ethical will. People sometimes look toward their elders for guidance during difficult times, and you will not be around to provide it at some point in time. However, you can leave behind your spiritual and moral values in your ethical will.
Education is very important for younger people. When you are engaged in your legacy planning efforts, you could set aside resources that provide educational opportunities for your younger family members.
Charitable giving is another possibility. If you leave behind a legacy of generosity, you will always be remembered for your selfless nature. You could consider the creation of a private foundation if you have the resources, but there are other ways to contribute to worthy causes and organizations.
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