As we reach our 60s, it’s natural to think about our legacy. Some of us worry about how we will be remembered by our children, grandchildren and friends. Others are concerned about the impact that they have made on the world around them. These women worry about whether they have made a difference, in whatever way is important to them personally.
This morning, I received an article by one of our Sixty and Me contributors, Becki Cohn-Vargas. In her article, she discussed the importance of protecting the planet for our children and grandchildren. She went on to talk about 6 or 7 very specific ways that she is reducing her environmental footprint. As I read her post, I could tell how passionate she was about this issue and it made me wonder what all of you care about.
I’d love to get a conversation started about this. Let’s all take a few minutes to share our thoughts on how we want to make the world a better place in the time we have left.
What kind of legacy do you want to leave for your grandchildren? Do you care deeply about the environment? Or, is there a particular political cause that you have gotten involved in recently? Or, do you think that it is more important to focus on the small things – on helping your neighbors, being a good example to your grandkids and donating to charity?
If you are thinking about your legacy, you may enjoy this short video that I recorded on this topic.