Property and assets. Donations and inheritances. Wills and testaments. This is how we Americans prepare for death.
Yet, when all the respects are paid and affairs settled, we are left with a gaping hole where a person we once loved is no more.
That's because humans are so much more than bank statements.
Your true legacy is the spirit of what you stand for and the memories your loved ones hold on to. Your laugh. Your silly jokes. Your (disastrous) recipes and your unyielding words of encouragement when times get rough. That’s who you are.
We search through old voicemails just to hear a voice. We look for signs around us to feel a presence. We scour through old pictures to see a familiar smile.
The most meaningful gifts have nothing to do with the will- -the emotional assets are more important than the financial ones.
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