So, although I don’t usually post on Fridays, I couldn’t resist a short one. We move so fast, working through the urgent. It’s a nice reminder to consider the legacy we are working to leave.
In her meditation “Set in Stone”, in Walking Towards Morning Meditations, Victoria Stafford urges us to consider what our epitaph “will read” and “does read.”
“She attended well and faithfully to a few important things”
“He got all the dishes washed and dried before playing with his children in the evening”
“She answered all her calls, all her e-mail, all her voicemail, but along the way she forgot to answer the call to service and compassion, and forgiveness, first and foremost of herself”
“She could not, or would not, hear the calling of her heart”
- What do you want on your epitaph?
- How do you want to be remembered?
- What one sentence best describes your life’s work?
- What would be the one sentence you would leave with the world?
Here are some real ones to get you thinking:
“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter”
“The best is yet to come”
“That’s all folks”
“My life cannot be summarized in 140 characters #lovelife”
-proposed by Ben Evans
Oh yes, and mine…. simply “Namaste” which means the light that is in me honors the light that is in you.
And so I challenge you, what would you say on your epitaph? This will be so much more fun if you comment It’s Friday… let’s share. Heck, while you’re at it you can also tweet it out using the link below.
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