Yesterday, one of the world's most generous philanthropists and successful businessmen died. He left a legacy for his children and grandchildren that far exceeded his wealth and fame -- a life of giving to others.
At the edge of town was a much-used swimming pond. For us girls, it was a special treat to swim each Friday afternoon. One Friday when we were in the pond, three of our most dreaded enemies…
My mother left me a folder with stories about her life. As I read them, I realized they were her legacy. While you may think your stories are not interesting, future generations will cherish them, just as I cherish my mother's.
I am so proud of each and every one of you. You have raised or are raising beautiful families and some of you are now stepping into the world of grandparenting… which I must say is much easier than parenting — love them and send them home to mom and dad.