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Someday I Will Die

May 29, 2014

I don’t know when, but it will happen.  What I do know is that I can do things to prolong my life, and make it more pleasant.

I can eat better, sleep better, exercise better, stop doing things that add stress to my life, take vacations that are really vacations – no phone, no email, no Facebook, Tweets or Blogging –  and just be nicer.  I can spend more quality time with my wife and family.

I can also reduce time-wasting actions.  I can stop doing things that have no meaning – mindless things that seem to eat up time and that don’t provide any satisfaction.  And, I can stop doing things that seem important at that moment, but really aren’t so important.

I can let those who are close to me know how I feel about them, let them know about things that are important to me and the way I would like to be remembered.

I can start doing things that would have a lasting impact on others – volunteer more, teach and mentor more, write more meaningful articles (is this one of them?), be more helpful where help is needed and more supportive when support is needed.

I can be a better person.  I can also start right now.  I just need to do it.  I will try.  So can you!

Someday it will be too late!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Phyllis and Toby Geller permalink
    May 29, 2014 1:04 pm

    Great message for all of us…very inspiring!

  2. Robert Nagler permalink
    May 29, 2014 1:51 pm

    Hi Ed good article I try to live up to all the item you wrote about

  3. Cohen, Harvey L permalink
    May 29, 2014 3:27 pm

    Nicely done, well-written.

    BTW, what does it mean “Respond to this post by replying above this line” – there’s nothing immediately above “this line” except an abstract of sorts or keywords and the only way to respond to the email is to click on “Reply”?

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  4. Steve Oberg permalink
    May 29, 2014 5:54 pm

    Hi Ed,
    You are making the world a better place by reminding us about how to really enjoy life.

    Steven R. Oberg, CPA
    Oberg & Free CPAs
    4473 Pahee St. Ste. P
    Lihue, HI 96766
    808 246 9422

    Sent remotely

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