Digging for the GOLD…

This week, I have been on adventure, digging for gold, and I really wanted to take a minute and share some of the treasures I have found.
Surprisingly, what matters most to people has nothing to do with possessions or monetary value, but rather Tender Moments...

I met Brian at a local Bubble Tea Bar (if you have a chance to visit a bubble tea bar, it's a must, delicious drinks that are unforgettable), anyway, I was randomly asking people that I came in contact with, what they thought of when they heard the phrase "putting your affairs in order". Brian's answer was "end of life", which is a pretty standard answer. As we talked more, I got a story out of Brian that I want to share with you.

4leafclover2When he was a young boy, he "had" to mow the lawn for his grandparents. Now his grandparents must have been some pretty special people, because they were able to motivate Brian to "want" to mow the lawn by telling him about 4 leaf clovers. He was on a search for 4 leaf clovers as he mowed because he wanted that "good luck". And guess what? He found one! Excited to have found the rare and beautiful 4 leaf clover, he ran to his grandma, so proud with his find. She was very proud of his find too and took the clover and carefully preserved it between two pieces of glass. Recently Brian's grandparents passed away, within a few months of each other. After his grandma died, he asked the family if he could have the 4 leaf clover grandma had preserved for him. No one knew what he was talking about, and there was no clover to be found.

This tender moment made a huge impact on Brian's life and I wish they could have found the clover for him. But this story was GOLD because it triggered emotion in Brian and special memories that he shared with his grandparents.

Who knows, years from now, he may run across that clover that his grandma lovingly pressed in glass, wouldn't that be precious to him?

What if Christmas, she thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?

christmas-grinchThis Christmas, I only had to ship out 3 Christmas gifts to family, that’s a new low.  We were fortunate enough this year to see most of the family and give them gifts in person.

One of the gifts, tracked that it was delivered, but a few days later, when I talked to my Dad, he had not received his package.  It was 2 days before Christmas and I really wanted to get a gift to him in time for Christmas.Continue reading

’til Death do us part ~ UNLESS . . .

There is no "UNLESS"

Last weekend, my son married his beautiful bride. The wedding was set outdoors and it was a beautiful day for a wedding.

As they spoke their wedding vows, it took me back to my wedding day(s).

The vow

I, ___, take thee, ___, to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge myself to you.

And I realized, there is no loop hole. Nowhere in the vows does it say “UNLESS we get divorced”. There is no UNLESS, when you have children. The kids seal the deal…

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My Legacy of Love Card Game is here!

Order you own deck of "My Legacy of Love Card Game".

Order you own deck of "My Legacy of Love Card Game".

The game I created specifically for My Legacy of Love has arrived.  We played it at our first Tea Party on Saturday and it was a huge success.  Roars of laughter filled the room as the ladies went around the table answering the questions on their cards.

This game would be a perfect conversation started for all kinds of topics that you wouldn't normally think about talking about.  It makes you think about who you are and what you believe in and when you play with family and friends, you learn a lot about them.Continue reading

What’s new

Announcements - New Site Launch

Today, our new site officially launches, where we pull everything together in one place.  I will add informative articles about news in the industry, news at My Legacy of Love and lots of great and creative ideas as you continue to create your Legacy of Love.

Diversifying this business and adding new subjects like "Your Legacy" and "Affordable Legal Consultation for All" allows more interesting topics to discuss, and I want to hear your comments on anything I write.  You are the inspiration to my creations and additions to this business and there would be no business without you.Continue reading