what will they say?

What will “they” say?

In the end. What will “they” say?

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the life you LEAD is the legacy you LEAVE

I mean. At your funeral, what will “they” say?

What is the real stuff about you that they will say?

Wow ! What a topic? This scares me just thinking about it?

Keep reading though. It’s worth it. (less than 3 minutes to go)

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What will they say? In the end. Your end. 

where you there for those special moments?

Are you a little scared thinking about this?

This is where the sh** gets real.

Here’s the familiar scene. After your funeral service, when everyone is drinking punch. After the service where everyone has said what they thought they were suppose to say about you. You know, all of those overly polite comments that only highlight the best moments of your life.

But, 30 minutes after the service…

… after all of those very polite comments. There is a another scene. It’s a familiar scene, too.

Enter the church ladies with those delicious bite-sized ham and cheese sandwiches. While everyone is drinking punch and snacking from the cookie trays, you can hear the chatter. The real stuff. 

What will people REALLY say?

About you? About how they remember you?

What’s the real sh** they will say about you?

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What will your children, your grandchildren, your friends say?

Your grandchildren may say, “I remember when grandpa … ?”

Your children will say, “Dad always made me feel … ?”


… your son whispers to his favorite uncle, “Dad was always playing a video game when I got home from school. And I really wanted to go in the backyard and play catch. I sure wish he had…”

Now YOU finish that sentence. 

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This chatter AFTER your funeral service… 

This is your REAL legacy.

Now that you know…

Today is the time to Man Up. And Woman Up.

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‘Cuz the life you lead is the legacy you leave. 

These comments are your REAL LEGACY. And none of it is about money. Nor your job title. Not your cool car.

Or the motor home, the lake house. Or working on the weekends.

Or working late on Friday nights.

were you working late on those special Friday nights?

This scares me just writing this. Because I’ve lived much of my life pursuing the wrong stuff.

If you knew what they were really going to say, would you want to hear it? Maybe not. Scary, huh?

If you knew what they are going to say, would you live today differently?

I know I would. 

If you could be there and hear the comments, you would be thinking, “I’m glad I did.” Or “I wish I had.”

Will you have more “I’m glad I did” thoughts?

Or will you have more “I wish I had” thoughts?

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Remember, the life you lead is the legacy you leave.

Someday you will say, “I wish I had.” Or “I’m glad I did.” 

Well, now that I have ruined your day. Keep reading. We’re almost done talking.

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What can you do today?

What can you do RIGHT NOW to change these discussions about “what they will say.”

where you there for those special moments?

These comments are your legacy. Not your career. Not the summer house and the boat.

Let me leave you with this one thought.

were you there for those crazy moments?

Remember all those things you said you were going to do.

You should go do them.

‘Cuz the life you lead is the legacy you leave. 

This is America’s Grumpiest Grandpa,

bringing you what you NEED to hear

not just what you WANT to hear. 

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