AFFIRMATION: I WRITE THE VISION. I LEAVE THE LEGACY. I write my thoughts, feeling, emotions, desires, reflections and accomplishments in a personal journal whenever possible. When I write, I leave a written legacy for my children and others who are important to me.
Writing is very important. You have already read about the importance of writing your own affirmations within these articles I am posting, or within John Alexandrov’s book “Affirmations of Wealth”. But keeping a journal of your thoughts, reflections and accomplishments is a very special gift to yourself and to others. Do you think you would cherish having not only a picture album, but a written journal of the people you love that have been called home? When reading, you visualize and emotionalize what you are reading. Someday I know my children will read my writings and will gain an understanding of me that they presently do not have. They will use my writing to learn, to teach and to grow. And they will use my writings to establish a bond between me and my grandchildren (many years from now, of course). You are encouraged to keep a personal journal and to write, when possible, those thoughts and the wisdom you have been blessed with that can help those you as well as those that have found your life an inspiration to them.
Writing helps you contemplate and express your emotions. Writing helps you celebrate your success and allows you to leave a legacy that will be both special and beneficial.
Being in the investigative business, dealing with hundreds of thousands of estate cases and working with those left behind when their loved one passes away, I can tell you the pain and loss that they experienced could have been greatly reduced over time through what their loved one could have left behind.
When my mother passed away, I was fortunate enough to have received from her her journal, her manuscript for a book she was writing. Within her writings are incredible insights into the world I grew up in and yet hardly new as a child. When my father passed away, all I had from his life was his papers from work and a small amount of notes he had written my mother. When I look through my baby pictures, my early school years, I wonder what my father was doing at those times. I find little notes from my father to me on birthday cards and such, yet the notes say little more than what one would expect on a traditional card. I do have memories of times we played tennis together, dinners out and even the boy scouts and other after school activities. However, when I think of what it would be like to have a journal of his life where he could have expressed his joy and happiness as well as those times of sorrow, in words that I could read today, and read to his grandchildren and great grandchildren… what an amazing gift that would be.
This is why I write. This is why I believe so strongly that parents need to keep in touch with, and communicate with, their children as much as possible, plus maintain a journal of their life to leave behind. Personally, I even record messages and videos for my kids to receive after I have long passed away. Interestingly enough I have received two lessons in life, or have found my inspiration from both a movie and a song. The movie was Superman. The scene that gave me this inspiration was when Superman discovered who he was and traveled to a place designed to allow him to tap into the knowledge and wisdom of his natural father, through a series of recording. Even though this is a fictional charater, the message impacted strongly on me as I watched the interaction of father and son well after the father’s passing. The second inspiration for my writings and “staying in touch” with my children comes from the song “Cats in the Cradle” by Cats Stevens Band. This process of losing touch with our children through our busy schedules and then resulting in them losing touch with us in the same manner is all so true in today’s world. I know it is a part of my life that I work on, yet the schedules are now under the control of my children that are all since grown. 🙂 So, I leave you with the following Wisdom for Today, along with the incredible song below by Cat Stevens.
WISDOM FOR TODAY:
I will create a journal today. I will write often in my journal about many aspects of my life. In my journal I will leave an understanding of who I am and how I live. This journal will be a gift for others to share a very special bond with me.
To V. John Alexandrov for his inspiration through Affirmations of Wealth. To my mother and father whom I pattern my life after in the areas of humanitarian efforts and protection of consumer rights. To my children whom I love unconditionally and wish for their happiness always.