During the holiday I read a book by Richard Paul Evans
titled the Christmas List. It was about a man that had
the chance to read his obituary before he died. What
people wrote about him was shocking to him, he
hadn't realized what kind of person he had become.
So he set out to make amends with people to change
their opinion of him - in doing so it changed him.
Today as I was sitting at Simon's funeral - there were many tears,
but alot of laughter and alot of jokes in the eulogies. He was a
man who liked to laugh and it was evident whenever you looked
at him - he always had a smile on his face. He loved a good joke,
loved winding his wife up, in a loving way
(and we loved watching it)
and he was a very proud and loving father and husband who
had his priorities right - love, compassion & kindness to all.
He lived his life and enjoyed each day as it was his last,
until it was.
It made me think about what people would say about me, when
my time comes. And so I ask the question to you all
How would you like to be remembered?
On a different note:
The picture above was taken
by my friend Sandi's husband Scott.
It's not so much the picture itself that makes me smile, but the fact
that he has spent this last week in Costa Rica - with a high school
friend and looks to have had the time of his life. It reminds me
that life goes on, and it's good to see him getting out of the
house and out of his comfort zone to start living again.
He even went on a zip line thru the rainforest - how
freaking cool is that? I'm proud of him for going
thru the darkness and coming into the sunshine
a little bit more each day!