How You Want to be Remembered
~ The Importance of Legacy
Being forgotten is a very real fear for people facing death, just as a fear of forgetting even the smallest detail about a loved one plagues those left behind. Creating your personal legacy can not only prevent that from happening, but also allows you to capture and create how you want to be remembered - not only by your loved ones, but generations from now. Legacy is about reflecting back on your life, about capturing stories and memories, about recalling adventures and lessons learned. Working on a Legacy project can be very therapeutic as it can give you something beautiful and positive to focus on, and it gives you control over something when you feel you've lost control of most things. You get to decide what you want to include, you get to decide how you want to be remembered. Legacy can also be very powerful in making meaning of the life you have lived and how you have impacted the lives of others, as well as creating an opportunity explore beliefs and spirituality as you face death. Legacy projects can be something you work on independently or with loved ones, and can include anything you wish them to, such as interviews, photos, letters, videos, poetry and art and can be created in the form of Memory Boxes and Memory Books. These projects can also be a way of bringing families closer together through meaningful conversations, expressions of forgiveness and shared laughter. Legacy projects preserve your memory, however you want to be remembered, and can provide comfort and joy for those who love you for many years to come.