Are You Living Your Resume or Eulogy?

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Breath of Life

 Although I do not control the words that someone else will choose to remember me by. Although I do not get to write my own eulogy. I do have control over the way I live my life and the theme that surrounds my life… the words that swirl around me in the air. And, along with God, I do get to write my own storyline in life… giving those swirling words meaning… giving those swirling words the breath of life....more

Happy One Year Blogiversary to Me

  Yep, my blog is one year old today.        I thought about reflecting back over the last year, but I've decided that's old news....more

In which she had an impact

Sometimes you meet a person who is on the periphery of your life and yet they can have the most enormous impact in such unexpected ways.  Yesterday, one such person in my life died; she was 25 and honestly, I barely knew her.  Right now you’re probably asking how she impacted my life then.  It wasn’t for the way she died; it was for the way she lived.   Last year when times were tough around here because of Keely’s massive surgery and long recuperation, I became involved with an online group of women (and a few men) who had one thing in common.  That...more

Frank McCourt- Angela's Son

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What is on your epitaph? Famous last words?

I spent a day this week running errands with my 85 year old cousin. She would never be taken for an 85 year old woman. One might guess her for 70, but surely no older. She's starting to talk about The Event, meaning her death. A few posts ago, I talked about how it felt to be with her through the organizing of wills, health care proxies, etc. Today we started talking about funerals and burials. Then I started to think -- what would I want carved on my tombstone? What would any of us want there? ...more

I remember reading that funny epitaph back in the 1970s in a book called "The People's ...more