Ranger Kathryn's Arches

July 9, 2010

obituaries R us

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 6:56 am
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Ranger Kathryn at Horseshoe Canyon

Recently I had the opportunity to spend parts of two days with four girlfriends from Minnesota. It was my delight to get to know one more woman whom I had never met before, traveling with this group. As we said our goodbyes on the last day, she offered, “I hope this doesn’t sound odd, but… you are going to have one of the most interesting obituaries ever.” She smiled warmly and confessed that she was one of those people who read obituaries regularly, and she can tell a life well lived. It had become apparent to her after some time with me that there would be nothing at all boring, fomulaic or predictable about the notice of my death and the celebration of my life. I take this as a high compliment, a high compliment indeed.

What would you like to do, large or small, that you’ve never done? Write it on a sticky note. Post it conspicuously. Read it daily. Do battle with your excuses. Find a way. You will not regret this, my friend.

I’d like to hear your dreams. Leave a comment.

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