What do I want to leave with my children when I die?

Something positive rather than a mess to clean up.

Something more than an account balance.

Fewer things and a smaller footprint.

The ability to tell wants and needs apart – and to be content with needs met if it means a healthy planet and a peaceful spirit.

The courage to be gentle with this creation.

Joy in the flight of a sparrow and the turtle’s measured gliding.

The World.

Please, God. Amen.

2 thoughts on “Legacy

  1. David Anderson

    That’s beautiful, Johnna–I love all your commitments to the things that matter to you, and better yet, your using on legacy has given me a chance to do that for myself. What do I want to leave my children and grandchildren, my community, my “world,” however small that is.

    1. Johnna Post author

      Thanks, David. I like to think about this every so often. What I treasure most that has been left to me as a legacy, from family and friends, has rarely been of great monetary value. That got me thinking…peace, Johnna


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