Moving You Forward & Beyond
Our Hopes For You & Yours!
You can start living in the way you want to be remembered.
It will allow you to start doing what matters now.
Knowing what you want your legacy to be will allow you to use your time and other resources better.
It will positively influence your day-to-day decisions.
Gaining clarity on what you want your legacy to be can give your life meaning and purpose.
It will enable you to allow the legacy that you’re building to determine how you show up in the world each day.
You will live your life as if you matter.
Find Your Legacy With A Movement For A Moment
How do you measure success?
Success can indeed mean many things to many people. When many people answer this question, their minds automatically go to money, power, prestige (or any iteration of these three).
What’s the true measure of success for me?
I know some of you may be asking, “How do I begin to create a legacy?” Whether you know it or not, you’re actually creating it – every single day.
WHAT DOES YOUR LEGACY LOOK LIKE?
As a parent, I often think about the legacy I’ll leave to my children. I think about how I can change our family's behaviors to make future generations see a different set of opportunities
and possibilities that my parents and grandparents didn’t have.
It’s important to leave material things for your children and their children. But more than material wealth, I want to leave my children with the coping skills & the example of inner strength to press on, wisdom & understanding to guide their path, but also a legacy of learning how to plant seeds and see the harvest of those seeds. That applies to academics, careers, relationships, or any other component of life.
This impression is your IMPRINT on the world.
Through your hard work, you and your CHOICES create your DASH, your MARK in history.
Your legacy is the culmination of what those years of harvests look like.
This initiative provides a truly comprehensive and personal look at Legacy Planning.
It discusses estate planning and charitable giving, basically the more traditional financial approaches but also provides the opportunity for a broader and deeper exploration into who you are, where your roots began,
what your values are, your unique gifts (financial, intellectual, emotional & spiritual), your creative capacity,
and how to put that all together into something tangible, beneficial, and sustainable.
No matter what stage of life you are in, these group sessions can be beneficial to those struggling with life’s adversity and responsibility to those that frankly do see their significance and purpose! It is critical that even if you feel everything is in ORDER: spiritual life, health, family, education, career, and the economic stability to sustain it all, we avoid a key question, "How do I secure my good work so that it can bless the generations to come?"
We are lifelong learners but learning to cope with what life hands us. We must be responsible and take the time to leave a foundation that the next generation can stand on both: mentally, spiritually, and economically – “It’s BIGGER than you!”
Legacy projects are creative endeavors with the intention to leave something meaningful to those who come after us. Often, they are tangible representations of our life experiences or lessons we want to share with the next generations. At its core, a legacy project captures some meaningful aspect of our unique presence and preserves it for the benefit of those who follow us.
It’s hard at times for the dying person and family to keep in touch with gratitude when they are facing all the losses that severe illness and death bring to them. Not to mention all the secondary losses decline entails, and the emotional and physical exhaustion people experience.
Gratitude softens the heart, fills us with love, and brings better balance into a difficult time in our lives. Recent studies show that gratitude improves the brain chemistry and makes us more resilient.
This project will reaffirm how a MOMENT can be an opportunity!
VOICES’ is a collaborative opportunity initiated by the library of Congress. VOICES' mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. It includes a focus on collecting, sharing, and preserving people’s stories. The organization preserves the recordings in its archive at the Library of Congress, and has a special section for interviews with veterans and those in the armed forces.
This is a part of a mission to "preserve and share across generations the wisdom, culture, and history of our community." It will allow for documentation of our individual communities. It will give a voice to populations that might not otherwise be heard. Historically our community heroes pass away with unrevealed Legacies that have We hope this initiative will incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences and encourage participation in presenting and preserving this facet of the city's story.
• How will you be able to continue and maintain the project?
Digital librarians are responsible for monitoring the environmental conditions and proper conditions are maintained at a 50 percent humidity and constant temperature of 70 degrees. Additionally, designated librarians and trained volunteers are responsible for the library's digital collection through ContentDM, thus providing ongoing sustainability, preservation and usability.
The library will continue to offer community programming utilizing the content of the project, after interview collection, as well as expand community thematic oral histories. Additionally, library staff will develop a training model for neighborhood resource centers and organizations wanting to capture and preserve their stories. Once the collection is compiled, the library will work with local schools and school librarians to incorporate the resources in coursework. Promoting and marketing for the project would be included in the library's mass marketing plan, quarterly publications, web, social media, and educational outreach efforts.
• Who would you like to be served by this project, and how can you meet their needs?
The project will impact the library and community in that it will take on the premise that local history has a vast array of voices, men and women, old and young, well-known and unknown, and that the words of these individuals are not immaterial to the threads of the city, but rather the products of men and women who serve as guideposts for all communities.
“I saw myself as a relay runner. I would take the baton and I would run my leg of the race. And then I’d pass the baton to someone else. . . Each generation tries to make progress knowing that what we do is not going to be perfect. . . But, hopefully, we’ve run our leg of the race effectively – and the world’s gotten a little bit better.”
President Barack Obama
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