When you think about leaving a legacy, what do you think of? In discussing it with my wife, we think of the character traits that we want our kids to have and how we are teaching them to have them. For example, we want our kids to be kind, loving, and full of wisdom. So how are we teaching them to be kind, loving, and full of wisdom?
First of all, it comes down to how we are living our lives. In other words, I can't just tell my kids to be kind. I need to show them how to be kind by being kind myself. When someone is mean towards me, my kids to to see and hear me being kind in return. They need to see me showing kindness to people who may never doing anything in return for me. Remember, character traits are more caught then taught. Our kids will learn far more by what they see us doing then what we tell them they should do.
So what are the character traits that you want to pass on to your kids and what are you doing to instill in them those character traits?