What if we knew with 100% certainty that we would all be going somewhere, even if it was just right back to earth and being reincarnated as something or someone else?
What if your report card was judged by the quality of people who attended your funeral?
What if you were judged by the things they said about you after you were gone?
These questions may sound a little far fetched and I’m sure, for some folks out there, I’ve just gone completely off the “deep end,” but if you read those questions over again and then take a few minutes to reflect on your own life, you might just find that there are a few things lacking in your existence.
Perhaps if you knew what these things were, you might act differently with your family, your co-workers – and perhaps even the homeless person who asks you for spare change on your way to work every morning.
Or maybe you might take a good hard look at your life and ask yourself “What am I doing here!,” “Am I happy?”
And when I say happy, I mean TRULY happy. Are you doing the things you always wanted to do, the things you said you’d do when you “grew up?” Or did life run you over like a steam-roller with all its responsibilities and credit cards – not to mention those taxes?
Do you ever feel that sometimes you’re just “chasing the dragon’s tail?” Or do you picture yourself like a hamster going in circles around a wheel?
I don’t really have any direction or focus for writing this piece. I just started to wonder… What is it all about and am I doing the things that I love to do? Am I making a difference? What will people say about the things that I’ve done when I’m gone? Will they even remember my name?
Perhaps I’m having a mid-life crisis. I doubt it; I don’t feel the urge to go out and buy a sports car – not yet anyway! : -)