Pleasure and funerals are two words we don't often see in the one sentence. A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending two separate funerals, one was of a friend of the family, a wonderful man who had died at 89, the other friend was a devoted mother who had died at 51.
So why were their funerals a pleasure?
Both of them had well over 300 people attend their services, one had the services was even live streamed to different locations too... the amount of people who attended wasn't the part that made them pleasurable, the amount of people was a testament to what made it a pleasure to attend.
Listening to their eulogy's it really hit home that both of these people had made their life Count. And they both had done it in their own unique way... one had an additional 13,870 days of being human than the other, yet they had both made a remarkable difference.
Testimonial after testimonial told stories of how they had touched the lives of others, how their life had not been about themselves... it had whole heatedly been about helping others.
One had spent his whole life living his purpose helping others to see the light within themselves, committed to what he believed in and dedicated to his calling. He loved what he did so much that he was still doing it in the hospital days before he died.
The other had spent her life caring and loving others, she too had found her calling and was living on purpose, a true angel here on earth, never making any of her interactions about herself, they were always about you, the person she was with. Whether it be sending a note, making you a meal, buying you something you couldn't afford or extending a welcoming hug when you were new to the country. She new her purpose and lived it each day.
None of us knows when we will cease existing as a human, what we do know is that we can make each day count.
Make your life more about the people in it than the things you can accumulate, follow your passion, find your calling and live your purpose, there are people out their counting on you to make your life count!
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