What do we feel about our own legacy as we ponder the legacy of our aging parents?
There is something about caregiving that leads one to reflect upon one's own legacy in thinking about the legacy of our aging loved one.
There seems to only be three general paths that a person's legacy goes in.
1. A life well lived with few regrets and a sense of contributing something to society.
2. A long list of regrets and a whole lot of despair.
3. Not enough self-awareness to be able to really reflect much about one's life as a whole.
If we find ourselves with a long list of regrets with a lot of despair, are there some changes that we could make in the years that we have left to help us have a little more contentment, sense of purpose and that our life has meant something as we age ourselves?
This is not an easy question to deal with at all.