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Little stories, lasting legacies

2 Nov 2017

It’s the little life stories you share that create your lasting legacy

Whilst you are mindful and willing, consider how you might want to share the stories of your life with the people you care most about. Setting out to do this can feel somewhat soul-bearing as you reflect upon your thoughts and feelings, but hopefully, with the help of these story starters, you’ll discover something of meaning that’s important for you to convey.

The words you write today may very well be cherished by others tomorrow. Your personal values and beliefs, life lessons, your future hopes and dreams can live on to inspire generations to come.

At State Trustees we believe it is important to share your little life stories, as these stories may be received as gift to treasure, and are something tangible to be passed on.

Take some time to think about putting down in words the little—and not so little stories—of your life. If you need inspiration to get started, use these questions.

  • Where were you born?
  • In how many places did you live in growing up? Where were they?
  • What is your favourite childhood memory?
  • What do you miss about your childhood?
  • What are your fondest memories of your parents?
  • What was your favourite thing to do as a child?
  • Who was your best friend growing up?
  • What was your biggest struggle or challenge as a child?
  • Do you have a favourite book?
  • Do you have a favourite movie?
  • Do you have a favourite song?
  • How did you get into your field of work? Was it what you expected you’d do?
  • What would you consider your biggest accomplishment?
  • Is there something that you’d like to do that you haven’t done yet?
  • If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self at 18, 21, 30, 40, and 50?
  • How did you meet your husband/wife/partner?
  • Are you a parent? If so, what about your children has brought you the most joy?
  • What was the biggest surprise after becoming a parent?
  • What’s different between the world you grew up in and the world today?
  • If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?

You can watch the rest of the videos on our YouTube channel.

The sharing of family stories can unite generations. Memories are what create legacy and history, and it is through this belief that State Trustees has become a source of trusted help; which means our help ensures people can live on in life and, in memory.


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