Monday, October 6, 2014
What Obituaries Teach Me
In the process, I discovered so many newspaper clippings of obituaries I'd saved.
Now before you think I'm morbid, let me tell you what I feel when I read their obituaries. I remember each person and the encounters I had with them. I've written about each one in my journals. Their stories, the sorrows and regrets they shared with me. The laughter and joy we shared. And sometimes the pain they endured.
Every person's life is a story.
What will your life story be? We all have choices to make each day.
I love this quote and graphic by Margaret Feinberg.
So many people who outwardly appear to have it all together are a mess inside. Dealing with life and death issues has a way of allowing them to open up and be real. I've seen long standing family feuds healed at the deathbed. But I've also encountered stubborn people who refuse to let go of their anger.
As I continue writing, I will give you some glimpses into lessons I've learned about life from the dying.
But I want to end with a question for you.
Imagine you are on your deathbed. Is there some unfinished business in your life? Are you harboring anger, hatred, people you have refused to forgive? What's the state of your heart?
Blessings and love,