Writing a Legacy to Your Daughter
Legacy Letters are About:
1. Start a list of things you want to write about. Try not to think to much about it at first, Just let your thoughts become words. In other words, write whatever comes to mind.
2. Pick a theme. You can choose more than one, just remember it needs to be in 2500 words or less.
For example, I want my daughter to find strength in the fact that she was loved, to love herself and to always trust her own inner voice. I also want her to have a strong sense of right and a wrong and a strong loyalty to family ties.
Would you rather tell a family story?, Do you want to make an apology?, etc.
3.Don't worry about using big words, just write from your heart. It's not about impressing people, it's about making an impact on our daughters.
4.Use your voice. Write like you would speak.
5. Write whatever you feeling in that moment. No matter how small you may think it seems, how you are feeling in that moment is important and does have meaning, otherwise it would not have come to you.
6. Write with emotion and also go deep enough to make your lives come alive to your daughters.
7. If your going to write your life story be sure to be descriptive when writing about people and places. For instance, if your talking about the house you grew up in be sure to describe what it looked liked, who you lived with, what city or town, etc. Don't forget to use emotions. Why you loved growing up in that house, etc. Also, don't forget time periods.
8. The same goes for writing about family and friends. Be specific as possible when writing about family members or friends. If they are meaningful to you then show that emotion. Give your daughter a sense of who they are by developing their character is and explaining what makes them so special.
9. Tell the truth, be sincere.
10. Give examples and back up to all your points.
11. Separate your paragraphs
12. Proof-read your letter and/or find a second pair of eyes.
13. Don't forget a small background profile. Name, age profession, age of daughter(s), etc.
14. If you want to empower your daughter, Always write with Love.
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