Monday, March 19, 2007

it's all about the obituary...

rather than be depressed about death, write your obituary. it's better than a resume because you have to think of all the things you've done that matter. things like teaching someone to read, volunteering at a retirement community, organizing a fund raiser for a worthy cause.

take stock of all the lives you've influenced in a positive way. therapists are not the only ones who support people through tough times.

be a dream enabler--help your peers fulfill their fondest ambitions. now that matters.


Yvonne Perry said...

What a great idea to write your own obit. Better yet to have a living will or advanced health care directive. There's a PDF version of a legal living will on my Web site at that doesn't cost a thing to down load. Still, it doesn't beat Maxine's humorous living will (including chocolate and margaritas) I found at

The Co-Authors said...

This is a great exercise! Believe it or not, this was a writing assignment I had in high school! Talk about putting the cart before the horse!

But, it really made you think about what you want to accomplish in life.

Great post!

my backyard said...

What a creative idea!

I'm going to try this soon.