22 May '11, 6pm

A Positive Inheritance: We all want to pass on to our progeny what is most precious to us. Mistakenly we often

A Positive Inheritance: We all want to pass on to our progeny what is most precious to us. Mistakenly we often

We all want to pass on to our progeny what is most precious to us. Mistakenly we often think about our inheritance in terms of material wealth. What we most deeply transfer to our children is the best and worst of our character. Probably no one sees our failings as clearly as our teenage children. I have learned long ago that I can get nothing by them, so I don’t even try. They witness my struggles to stay committed, to keep my promises, to face my challenges with dignity. They know my failures and have picture perfect memories of many of the days that I missed the mark. Happily what also seems to translate over time, often imperceptibly are the values and daily practices that make us who we are. In my case, the last 18 months has given my kids daily doses of my work to both see the world positively and to make a positive contribution to the world. More and more frequently...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/a-positive-inheritance.html

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