They say that integrity and reputation are what people say about you after you leave the room. What about your legacy? Legacy is “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past” and what’s said about you after you leave this world. It can also be seen as parenting legacy – what we are leaving behind or teaching our children. I don’t know about you, but this parenting stuff has made me a heck of a better person. I believe that you should not live life to the fullest in the moment without worrying about the future or future generations. You have a responsibility in this life, and you will be leaving your mark and your legacy when you leave. Living Skimbaco lifestyle is living in the moment responsibly and allowing you to leave a legacy you can be proud of. Many of us would like to think that it’s those long conversations about life that we have with our children that teach them the most, you know, those where you sit down together after Sunday dinner and say “son/daughter, let’s have a talk” and you try to pour all of your learned wisdom to your mini-me. The learned “wisdom” about life you have acquired (from Oprah, Dr Phil, church, movies or reading..), and you know in theory, but in fact don’t really practice in every day life. In theory you would really like to turn the other cheek when someone hits you, in reality you smack them right back (metaphorically speaking). In theory you would like to be honest and trustworthy and treat people like you want to be treated, but it’s often easier to say a little white lie than tell the truth. In theory you know a lot of ways we are supposed to do “the right thing” and as a parent you want to teach those to your children, and as a human being you want others to think of you and your life values the certain way. In theory you also have a lot of excuses for not doing the right thing, after all sinning is part of being a human, everyone does it. It’s easy to speed on the highway, not to recycle, not to help someone in need or do bad choices in everyday life, because everyone else is doing it too. In fact, you can always find someone who is worse than you and you can say “at least I’m not doing… like such and such”. We love reading celebrity gossip and somebody failing – it makes us feel so much better about ourselves and the mistakes we make, doesn’t it? Well, the fact is.. you don’t have to worry about what kind of legacy “such and such” are leaving behind, but you do have to think about what kind of legacy you are leaving behind you.