When my Father passed away, he left his 5 children an Ethical Will. On this paper, he expressed the way he hoped his children would live their lives and treat others. I was so inspired by his words, I wrote one to my 4 children and tucked it away amongst my most important papers.

The more I think about the problems we face in today’s world, the more I love the idea of an Ethical Will. What are the real gifts that we can leave our children? I learned how important it is to be a generous, kind human being from my Father. I watched him treat people with respect and integrity no matter what their circumstances. I was taught that it is wrong to cheat and lie just to get ahead.

I have reread that paper a hundred times and silently thanked my Father for passing on that priceless gift.

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