As a parent, I want to leave something behind for my children that goes beyond money or possessions. I want to leave them a part of myself, my love, and my values. That's why I started creating ethical wills – a way to document and share the most important things in life.
An ethical will is not a legal document but rather a personal letter, video, or audio recording in which you express your values, hopes, and life lessons for future generations. It can include stories about your childhood, your beliefs, your achievements, your regrets, and your dreams for your loved ones.
Why are ethical wills important? For one thing, they provide a way to pass on your emotional assets – the memories, the family traditions, the love – that are often more valuable than any material possessions. When we lose a loved one, we don't care about their stuff; we want to hold on to their essence, their spirit, their love.
Creating an ethical will is also a way to ensure that your legacy lives on. It's a way to share your wisdom and guidance with future generations and to help them navigate life's challenges. It's a way to leave a positive impact on the world even after you're gone.
One way to create an ethical will is to use the Memento app. It allows you to record and schedule heartfelt video messages for your loved ones to be automatically delivered after a specified period of inactivity. You can customize the delivery date and share your messages with multiple recipients. This thoughtful and personal approach to communication ensures that your heartfelt messages reach your loved ones at just the right moment, providing them with comfort and a lasting memory of your love.
But you don't need an app to create an ethical will. You can write a letter, record an audio message, or create a video using your smartphone or camera. What matters most is that you take the time to reflect on your life, your values, and your love, and that you share them with your loved ones.
Remember, love is all that matters in life. The love we share, the memories we make, the meals we enjoy, and the adventures we have – that's what we want to hold on to forever. Not stuff, not money, not possessions. Our love is our legacy, and an ethical will is a way to ensure that it lives on.
So, take the time to create an ethical will. It's a gift to yourself, your loved ones, and future generations. It's a way to preserve the most precious things in life – love, memories, and values.