Monday, November 5, 2012
What would your obituary say?
I read the recent obituary of a woman who also happened to be a counselor. There was a line that said she was a lover of God, nature, books and people.
All I could was think how would people describe me?
Whoa. Food for thought.
Do I live in a manner that says I love God? Or nature or books or people because all of those happen to be on my list as well. Do I reflect how much I love my husband and daughters? My other loves are the arts: music, movies, and theatre. I love connecting with people. I love the fact that I can now embrace crying, laughing and vulnerability whole-heartedly!! I love writing this blog. I love every hard earned aha that comes my way.
I have come to understand over the last four years how I have lived in a manner for 40 years that reflected how very fearful of life that I was. My forties started a trek of learning what LOVE is. It takes time to build those new proteins up in the brain though. I do hope to progressively demonstrate God's love to those around me. I know I spent a long time having loving thoughts in my head that never came out because I didn't know how.
I'm glad I read this particular obituary. It was a wake up call.