If you died today, would you be happy with the life you have lived? Well, since you are not dying today, not that I know of anyway ;-), you have a chance to make some changes, right? Why not write your obituary so that you can be sure that you are living your life the way you want it to be lived.
Please don’t think about it as an exercise of mortality or morbidity. Let it be an exercise of “no regrets.” This way, it can be a sort of rules to live by for a life fully (and well) lived.
Here is my working copy of the fun stuff:
Mercedita lived her life fiesty ’til her last breath (which sounded more like a laugh), and with a peaceful smile (smirk?) on her face. She was surrounded by her family and friends until her last moments, reminiscing about the wonderful times they all shared with her.
She was a prolific writer, healer, world traveler, and foodie until the very end. Her last meal was a sashimi plate of hamachi (yellow tail), toro (fatty tuna), sake (salmon), and shiro maguro (white tuna) with a nigiri plate of uni (sea urchin roe) and ikura (salmon roe) with a quail egg yolk on top. This nearly centenarian’s last thrilling adventure (just the other day) was paragliding.
Mercedita was a philanthropist, donating her time and money to countless charitable organizations to fight hunger, support education, and mentorship to children in underserved communities.
She saved the lives of three children while living and hopes as a donor to save more lives.
To add one day: 😉
She follows her Imzadi to heaven, and leaves behind two beautiful children and their equally beautiful families.
How’s that? That wasn’t macabre, right? Make it fun (and funny)!
I am grateful to have the chance to review my life, so that I can make necessary changes to be able to live my life without regrets later. Now the hard part… to be brave!