This is a segment TWO in my Life Management tips….
Have you thought about what you want people to say about you when you are gone? I’m not talking about vacation…I’m talking about your obituary.
There are probably three groups of people who will miss you: your family, your friends, and your co-workers. What would you like each group to say about you? I’ve been thinking about this. It might mean I need to do something different so these people will feel the way I want them to feel about me…It might mean working on myself...
SO HERE I GO….
Family: Sharon loved us. She was a devoted Mom. She helped her husband advance his career and loved him until the day she died. She tried to live her life in a manner that would make God proud. She could be serious or silly, whatever the occassion required. She was strong when our family went through hard times. She was a supportive sister and was good to her parents.
Friends: Sharon was fun to be around. She knew how to put on an event. I always left her parties feeling like I was the guest of honor. She was a great listener. She knew when to listen and when to give advice. She always remembered to say thank you and she always did favors without expecting anything in return.
Co-workers (including blogging friends) and former students: She inspired me be more than I thought I could be. She always was happy for other people’s successes. She never stopped being my friend, even when she moved away. She was always thinking of me…Out of the blue I’d get an email with a suggestion related to what I was writing, studying or doing in my classroom.
Cats: Who’s Sharon and where's my dinner?
Dog: Who’s gonna take a nap with me in the afternoon?
(Yep, I’ve got room to work.)
Don’t rush into posting a comment. This maybe something you just want to think about it and keep to yourself. The point of the post is…LIVE THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE REMEMERED. If I haven’t been there for you, yet, I’ll do better…Life is too short to have regrets.
BIG HUG TO ALL OF MY READERS AND THANKS…