Why is it that most people, when making a Bucket List of the things they wish to do, achieve, visit, explore, master, or dream about in their lifetimes, seem to wait until what seems to be the very last minute...as they approach the end of their chronological lives, rather than creating the Bucket List when younger and when there is a greater possibility of time to complete goals and check off those lists?
Tasks To Do
As far as I know there are no more baseball games scheduled for Friday night, November 1, 2013. I have something that I think you might find very interesting to watch on TV instead.
There will be a documentary series premiering on Showtime at 9PM ET titled Time of Death. It will be a documentary series which will track real people as they come face to face with their own mortality.
What are you more afraid of ? Dementia or death?
Honestly, I had never considered answering this question prior to posing this question to you now.
My mom used to tell me that it must be easy to "lose your mind" because you don't have any idea that you have lost it! Nonnie's correct of course, yet those that have the onset of dementia may not feel the same way.
Let's explore the relationship between Death and Dementia.
I am wondering whether or not to share this with you.
After all, the death of a loved one, planning a funeral service in the midst of grief and the task of writing obituaries are serious, sad and stressful matters.
When my mom died, as traumatic an event as it was experiencing her sudden death, I had no regrets.
I must admit that I feel pretty happy, and fortunate, that I can say that.
Mom and I spoke almost every day, or, at a minimum, at least twice a week. Sundays was always a good time for us to catch up on each others comings and goings. We were very connected, except when I was a teenager of course!
Start humming the famous Disney tune sung by Jiminy Cricket titled "When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are, anything your heart desires will come to you..."
Now start singing along with the fun loving bear Baloo in the infectious song titled "Bare Necessities" . Can you can tell that I am a big fan of Disney tunes?
Have you asked your parents (or anyone) to keep and store your personal items?
This list might include your furniture, your trophies, your collections of school projects, your personal letters and/or diaries, your yearbooks, and your paperback books and magazine collections.
Don't forget about your photo albums, your scrap books, your halloween costumes and your old bikes, riding toys and camping gear!
Why do we spend our lives adding tangible personal property to the already large mountain of "stuff" and complexities in our lives, when ultimately we will reach a tipping point when we end up having to toss, discard, donate and downsize our objects and our lives in the end?
Unless you live under a rock, you most likely have read the front page news about a 29 year old computer technician named Edward Snowden, a whistleblower of epic proportions.
The hot topic? Cybersecurity, leaks, and intelligence secrets. People watching people; people getting your data; people listening in on your conversations- whether you like it or not.