Dear reader, I was sitting at the wobbly picnic table at my campsite on beautiful Vancouver Island, at a family French camp we’ve attended for many years. My now teenage daughter is on an overnight trip, leaving me with lots of time on my hands. Instead of the excitement of anticipated “me time”, I feel…
“Something is better than nothing” was the message one participant took away from Willow’s Legacy, Love Letters + Heart Wills day-long workshop at the Royal Oak Burial Park in Victoria, BC this past weekend.
You undoubtedly know that death is inevitable and life is unpredictable. And I bet if your loved ones woke up tomorrow and you didn’t, they would cherish having a letter from you expressing your love, hopes and dreams for them. I bet your family and community would treasure a testimony written by you reflecting on your journey, values, life lessons, or anything else that’s important to you.
If you’ve thought about writing lasting messages to people you love and for future generations but haven’t, maybe it’s because you don’t know what to write or you haven’t taken time to think about your legacy. Or perhaps it’s because you want those messages to be perfect. But guess what? The people you leave behind won’t care whether they’re perfect or not. They’ll just be grateful you had the foresight to write a love-filled lasting message. Something is absolutely better than nothing.
Make it urgent.
It sometimes takes imagining (and believing) that the need to write something is urgent. And it is! You never know when you’re going to go.
Willow’s Legacy, Love Letters + Heart Wills workshop provides a safe and engaging space for you to explore what legacy means and reflect and share about who and what matter most in your life. With this foundation, you’ll write lasting messages and end the day inspired to write more.
With love and light,
Reena (+ Michelle)
What about you?
If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what messages would you leave?
What’s stopping you from writing now?Tags: cherish, circle, community, connected, death, die, Heart Wills, legacy, life, Love Letters, mortality, treasure