What is an Ethical Will?
Ethical wills are a way to share your love with family and close friends. Think of an ethical will as a heartfelt letter describing what truly matters most in your life. An ethical will passes on life lessons, values, joys, prayers, hopes, and dreams for present and future generations.
Your children and grandchildren (even if you don't even have kids or grandkids yet) need your life story to preserve their legacy. Children (especially grown children) will gain strength and wisdom from reading the life experiences and memories of their parents and grandparents. They don’t just want your life stories recorded; they need them to be recorded.READ MORE
Reason #2 - You do have something to say and you can say it.
My father thought he had nothing to say. However, with just a few questions about his childhood and with my pen in hand to write down his answers, the “Life on the Farm” excerpt below was generated. I think it is interesting to read about my dad’s morning chores, his bed, and his breakfast. I think my children and grandchildren are going to appreciate it too.READ MORE
You are unique. You are the only one who can describe the people, times, and places that your children and grandchildren will want to know about. Even if they aren't even a bit curious today, I believe that someday they will want to know what it was like when you were a little boy or little girl. They will appreciate your memories of your parents and grandparents. Take this opportunity to tell them.
The kids had a great time Trick or Treating last night. They shared some Butterfingers with me--my favorite. It brought to mind one of the funniest things that ever happened back in Erie, Pennsylvania, my hometown. My sister, brothers, and I were still all living at home at the time.READ MORE