As I will be traveling tomorrow, I am typing up his entry today. I am blessed to be able to spend a few days in Massachusetts with our very own Lolliemouse aka Laurie. Prayers for traveling mercies accepted as I am taking the train and do not travel well except in a car.
Three celebrity deaths this week: Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. The only real surprise was Jackson’s passing. It just goes to show you that we are not promised tomorrow; only the moment we are in.
I wonder what was on their minds as they took their last breaths. Did they worry about whether or not their homes were clean enough for the emergency personnel to come in? Were they scared? Were they regretting not making amends with someone?
While I still have time, one priority I have is to not have regrets. If that means being inconvenienced I have to learn to not gripe about it. Even under my breath. If it means giving my time when I’d rather be alone I have to not begrudge that time. It means using the health God has given me to do what He put me here to do: make a difference.
I’ve heard it told that some people die with a look of fear and horror on their faces. Others, with a smile and look of serenity.
If you were to die tonight do you know for sure you would go to heaven? If so, if you were asked why you should be let in what would you say?
I’d be happy to discuss this with anyone who wants to die with a smile and a look of serenity.
Do you want your remains to be buried or cremated? Whatever is easiest for my family. I really do not care!
Have you ever been to a unique memorial or burial service? Oh, yes. When my friend D died, his family tailored his memorial to his memory. They started with his favorite Looney Tune cartoon, "One Froggy Evening."The rest was a testimony to his faith in God and love for his rescue mission work. Special. Very special. People drove from several states away to give testimony about his life. There was a bus full from one of those states.
Do you think your life has made a difference in this old world? Yes. I try to imagine myself in Jimmy Stewart’s situation in It’s a Wonderful Life and realize my life does make a difference. I was not a mistake.
What would you like to see written in remembrance of you? I like what James Dobson’s father has on his grave marker: "He Prayed." I’d like mine to say, in all honesty, "She Encouraged."
I asked a couple of weeks ago whether or not to keep the falderal going and had a resounding yes in response. So, where are all my participants!? I miss your answers.
Have a great weekend. love and blessings, gail