Monday, January 31, 2011

My Obituary

No, this isn't a cyber prediction of my impending demise, but rather an intellectual exercise on how I be remembered. What will my obituary say about my time on this earth?  What will others think on hearing of my passing?

Actually, this is a tool in a book on setting goals, which at 60 years old is pretty much limited to my admireable vices.  Still, its an interesting game defining the high points of my family, work, social, and spiritual life.

I'll play with this idea for a few days, and then let is pass without putting anything on paper, and it'll be an interesting exercise.  Who knows, I may find something important to devote my retirement to. 


  1. I have often thought of writing my own obituary or at least my own eulogy. After all, I want it to be good. :)
    So, are you sharing the name of the goal setting book?

  2. It's "Make Your Dreams Bigger Than Your Memories" by Teri Saville Foy. (

    I'm not reading it; it came up during a conversation. I guess the idea struck home since I know some people who have so very little joy in their lives.

  3. Writing your own eulogy? Interesting idea. Which thoughts give you a Mona Lisa smile?

    Having so much free time, I sometimes play "what if" with my memories, a road less traveled thing. Fortunately, we've a lot of forks in the long road ahead.