Grams didn't have daughters of her own and now proudly watches me, her granddaughter, standing tall and doing what's right, making moves to pave the way for my own daughters. By doing this, I carry on her legacy while she watches and enjoys.
Take time to reflect and write about who you are and were, in earlier periods of your life. Divide the time in any way that fits your life and the stages you moved into and out of through your years and because of your unique experiences.
One of the most meaningful ways you can show gratitude to a special person in your life this holiday season isn't anything you can buy at the mall or online. It's actually very inexpensive -- it just requires your time, curiosity and attention.
Othala indicates that we are carrying a weight greater than a single life can bear. It's telling us that before we can seat into the role of elder in our lines, we must bless those who came before us. We must relieve them.
Why I share this personal dream: at this season, as we move every day toward more dark than light, we have the opportunity to dream more, to reflect on our interior lives, and to pay attention to our dreams.
I yelled at her, "You are crazy, trees take 10 years to grow, we'll be gone within 2-3 years, why are you doing this." Her answer, was so simple, "It's the right thing to do. Whether we are here or not, this is the right thing to do."
One of the common bonds that most parents share is the desire for their children to have a better life than their own -- or at least as good. I am concerned that this desire is becoming more of a dream than a certainty. How can we change that?
What the Olympics and other mega-events have shown is that the significant investment required to host an international games successfully has the power to transform a region, and even a nation. What they have also demonstrated, of course, is just how thorough the preparations need to be.
When written and performed at their best, plays are brutally honest and raise critical and complicated issues. That's why so many plays take place within a tight family unit -- on a small, cramped stage, all of the secrets come out.
The Los Angeles Times should be owned by all 10 million of the County's residents. This collective ownership is the best way to ensure that we create and maintain a quality information source with minimal bias.
If she were alive, we have no doubt Wangari would be deeply engaged in the global climate debate, and promoting the realization of climate justice. She'd be working to protect the forests of the Congo Basin and she'd be keeping her eye on that farmer in Yaoundé and those like her.
Have we done what we need to do to protect the people closest to us who will be left behind? Are our spouses, our children, or are partners prepared to make important decisions on our behalf, and have we given them clear instructions for doing so? I
I can say with some confidence that President Zardari's legacy will be written in golden words. I don't say this as his son, or patron-and-chief of the Pakistan People's Party - but as a student of history.
Beauty nourishes life. Let's let our beautiful words awaken our loved ones to the beauty in their lives. Let's be aware that as we express the myriad ways beauty enriches our lives, we participate with the sun in beautifying these long last days of summer.
The model provides a four-part structure to make writing legacy letters simple, uniquely personal, and meaningful. A one-page letter written in no more than 15 to 30 minutes using this model can be completed in four paragraphs.
Who would expect this sort of regressive legislation from a country that decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago, is a member of the G8 and G20 and has sought the world's attention and applause in bidding for and winning the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games?
The letter, one of a series to be sent to the president by Sudanese people, conveys a personal plea that expresses dramatically the years of frustration experienced by the Sudanese people with President Obama's failed Sudan policies.