I attended a very lovely memorial service today and what struck me most about the gentleman they were honoring was how much he did with his life. When I think of someone living a "full life," this was just what he did. After the eulogy, I just kept thinking about how wonderful a legacy he left to his family and all the people he touched in his life.
I guess I have been thinking about legacies for awhile now but seeing a life lived fully made me think about how I might be remembered and what I want to share while I am still here.
After the service we sat with a really nice couple and got to talking about the service and the Chaplain who spoke and hospice care and they asked me if I was a nurse. I told them about being an End of Life Doula and the conversation took off.
I actually worried that I was taking over the conversation and kept telling myself to hush a bit LOL But they did seem really interested and I enjoyed my conversation with them very much. I have found that people I need to talk to or hear something from just tend to show up when I need them too. I love that kind of synchronicity.
I also discovered that I am truly passionate about End of Life Care and all of its facets. If I can help ease the worry of someone when they need it most, then I will have done my job well. That isn't such a bad Legacy to leave behind.
What we do in life echoes in eternity
Soar Eternally Free/Christina Stone
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