They call me Lavinia. When I asked people what is their first impression to me, most often they will say ‘i thought you are just like Lavinia inggitera.’ Because my name is similar to one of the characters of a children’s novel called A Little Princess. Wherein, the protagonist is Princess Sara and she has a wicked classmate named Lavinia Hebert. My life and behavior are not like Lavinia in that novel. I am a simple woman. I don’t have much money or wealth. I don’t have own house and a car. But I do have Principles and Legacy that I can cherish forever.
These are my Legacy that I would want to impart to my family when I die:
- My personal copy of the Book of Mormon. That book is very memorable to me. It is a record of God’s dealings with ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains the fulness of the everlasting gospel. I thoroughly search, study and ponder its writings. Through that book, my understanding of life grows. My view of the world has changed and I can view the bigger picture of things now. I found out that true doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the Gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior. I want the future generations of my family to be inspired to improve their behavior by also studying this book.
- Personal Journal. I have a habit of writing down my experiences as soon as I can. Interesting details of my life that I cannot post on Facebook or other social websites will fade quickly if I don’t write it in my personal journals. Journal writing is the perfect place for me to sort out my feelings, solve problems, set goals, preserve memories, and develop dreams. I know that my journal can be beneficial for my children and grandchildren in years to come.
- My clothes. I love buying fashionable and unique clothes. I can impart these things to my family when I die. I think that they can also inherit my sense of fashion and style.
- My Beliefs. I know that all of us have freedom of choosing our religion. My Parents are the first generation of being a Mormon or member of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. I am a link to the chain of my generations. The decisions I make now and in the future are not just about me. My decisions affect both those who have gone before and those who come after me. The example and influence of my obedience to gospel principles, the power of my personal righteousness, and the consequences of the decisions I make for good or bad will extend across the generations. I will be a strong link in the chain of my generations.
- My Dental Clinic and Dental Laboratory that I will have after my graduation. These things are very precious to me because I spent a lot of years in attaining knowledge that I need in order to be a professional dentist/dental technologist someday. I don’t have relatives who are in the same field, so I want a run a business that can be passed on to my future generations.
When I depart from this life in the future, these five legacies are the most important things that I can pass on. I want my grandchildren to honored me for the Legacy of righteousness and of meaningful things. Treasures of the world can be corrupted, can be destroyed, and can be stolen or lose. For where your treasure is, there will your heart also.