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?
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Now, does this type of building look familiar to you?
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.
A child's death is certainly one of the saddest events to occur or even to think about.
A child's death is like no other death. The natural ebb and flow and order of life and death we have come to expect in our lives is gone.
Grandparents are supposed to die before a grandchild. Parents are not supposed to outlive their children. Yet it happens. And trying to make any sense of it is, quite frankly, just not possible.
Choosing to tackle difficult conversations regarding just about any topic seems to get parked on the back burner when people engage in conversations on a daily basis. That certainly appears to be the case when one brings up the topic of death and dying.
If a topic is not deemed "urgent" or necessary" during the normal ebb and flow of our busy packed days and nights, we tend to put it aside, hoping for a better time or a better place to have that difficult chat.
This topic is near and dear to me, tugging at my heartstrings when I think about it.
This is a very personal story I am sharing with you.
My family owned, loved, and cared for a wonderful shingle covered and much weathered summer cottage. It is located on an island and is a place where I spent my summers growing up, molding into, and eventually becoming the person I am today.
This home was my summer haven for over forty years.
CNN's red alerts just shot across my Ipad sharing the breaking news announcing the death of Tom Clancy at age 66.
The good news is that the alert temporarily interupted the diatribe of elected officials regarding the government's shut down.
I am such a Tom Clancy fan so this is sad news. Who hasn't seen "Hunt For Red October" several times? or read "Patriot Games"?
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.
A good time to shop for a coffin is before you actually need one. This sounds a bit morbid doesn't it?
But let's compare this scenario to shopping for a new car or a wedding dress or a home.
Honestly, do you get the best deal when you shop last minute? Do you get what you want for a good value?