It’s that time once again for the traditional New Year’s resolutions- promises often not kept. So beyond the usual trite stuff, do you have any substantive plans to do something meaningful for a person, group or society in general? At my age, I often look at obituaries more than I used to do in my youth. Some are long, others short. Many highlight the deceased’s accomplishments during their years on earth. ‘Loved to bowl, ‘enjoyed watching the Browns,’ ‘was a fan of NASCAR racing.’ Beyond that trite stuff, are things like, ‘enjoyed being with family and friends,’ or ‘ worked in a soup kitchen.’
Did you ever think of what YOUR obituary will say? Do you worry that, perhaps, like a resume, it may be spotty and incomplete?
I hope that the person who writes my obituary will not highlight that fact that ‘he loved his blog.’
Rather, I’d be happy [although I’ll never know it] with a sentence that read, ‘ he cared for his family, friends and the underprivileged throughout his life.’
That would be enough.