The saying ‘Bad things happen to good people’ has been floating around in my head a lot. It’s not that I doubt that truth, I find it to be very true. The reason I’ve been thinking about it lately is this….my conundrum….. It’s been a rough year in our household. Actually it’s been a rough 4+ years. Every year I complete a family memory album, our family Yearbook and I include all of the fun things we do together as a family but I largely exclude the less pleasant experiences. As I complete our family book this year I am faced with “should I include that?” There are many experiences we have in life that are just plain “private” and do not need to be aired for the general public, BUT do we really want our future generations to think our life was hunky dory, glossy, perfection? Are we not also supposed to leave behind real growth experiences, emotions, and depth of life? For myself I solve this conundrum by keeping a detailed written personal journal that is less in the public eye. How do you handle your challenging legacy? What do you believe should be left behind? I am curious….