Live your life like you were writing your Eulogy. Imagine the things that you would want people to say. Would you want to hear any of the following?
“Boy could he make money, that guy made money like no one else."
“ Man, did that guy date some hot girls or what?”
“I never met a guy that could pound drinks like him.”
“This guy was so athletic, he could play any sport.”
“He had so many friends.”
Once you think of it this way, the things you might have thought were so important, begin to show themselves for what they truly are. These are some of the things I think you might be more interested in hearing:
“He took pride in what he did.”
“You could always count on him.”
“He was a good man.”
“He made a difference in people’s lives.”
“He loved his family and always provided for them.”
“He was a compassionate person.”
“He lived his life to the fullest.”
I used the examples above for a man but the same things can be changed around to fit a woman. Live life like you were writing your Eulogy and your focus on what is important will be clear.
Your absolutely right. We all want our family and friends to remember the things that really mattered about us. The lyrics of a christian song by the artist Nicole Nordeman come to mind:
I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy
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