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.

3 comments:

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 www.yvonneperry.net/books.htm 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 http://riannanworld.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/08/living_will.html.

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!
Taryn
www.mangotreecafe-loikrohroad.blogspot.com

my backyard said...

What a creative idea!

I'm going to try this soon.