When you look at your family, and you think of these words, what do you think?
Do thoughts of leaving your kids with money, or success, or family land, or sweet keepsakes and memories, come to mind?
What about the thought of leaving them with a longer, happier, healthier life?
Today I want to challenge you to think about what kind of inheritance you are leaving. How will it impact the lives of your children. Think outside of material things. What do you want most for them!?!?
For the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children in America may have shorter life expectancies than their parents, according to a new report, which contends that the rapid rise in childhood obesity, if left unchecked, could shorten life spans by as much as five years. -New York Times (read more)
We will all leave some kind of inheritance behind, whether you have children or not, you are impacting this world.
My biggest desire is that I will change the trend of obesity in my children, helping them to create a healthy relationship with food and the understanding of honoring and taking care of their body, so that they don't fall in this statistic.
Of course yes, I want to teach my children to dream big, and be successful, and yes, I would even love to leave them money to make their lives easier....but above ALL OF THAT! I treasure being able to give them a healthy life, which will give them more years on their life to explore more, love more, weep more, eat more, laugh more, hug their babies more, kiss their spouse more, and the list goes on!
That's why I'm raising up a community of women online called the LEGACY WARRIORS!
We are all women, moms who desire to create a balanced, healthy lifestyle for ourselves! Yes for ourselves, but we are also warriors fighting this battle against trends of increased diseases that are harming our children. We are fighting to leave a healthy legacy for our children, and for generations to come.
Obesity is such that this generation of children could be the first basically in the history of the United States to live less healthful and shorter lives than their parents. -New York Times
So tell me.....ARE YOU A LEGACY WARRIOR!?!?!
Check out the Facebook Live video below where I go more in depth about this topic.
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