Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My Eulogy: Life is a Daring Adventure or Nothing

A couple weeks ago, I was asked to write my own eulogy for class. My first thought was, "what a morbid assignment!" However, I quickly learned that it was anything but morbid. It gave me an opportunity to explore my heart's desires and what I want my life to have been when it is all said and done.

The purpose of this exercise is to see how you can improve your existence now in order to reach your goals. You ask yourself, "What you would want others to know, believe and say about you once you have passed on?" It allowed me to think about my dreams today being manifested and accomplished in the future. Once it was written, we were then asked:
  • How am I living my life today that will lead to this outcome?
  • Where am I holding back waiting for "someday?"
It's a powerful exercise and I encourage you all to try it. If writing a eulogy is not for you, think about creating a bucket list. Here is the list I created in 2010: http://amyisbreakingalltherules.blogspot.com/2010/11/aut-viam-inveniam-aut-faciam.htm
It's amazing to see how many things I have already accomplished.

My eulogy:

Our beloved, Amy Corrine Carrier, was a loving mother, adored wife, kind-hearted daughter, supportive sister, true friend and gifted healer. 

Amy lived by Helen Keller's quote, “Life is a daring adventure or nothing.” She was a gypsy at heart and spent her life traveling the world. With each new destination and home, she touched the lives of those she met. She dedicated her life to helping those in need. No challenge was too big or too small. Amy's compassion and generosity stretched far and wide. She started her Mind Body Wellness practice later in life, but had such a powerful impact on her clients and the world at large. 

Amy was a devoted wife and traveled the world with her husband. Together they set out on a mission to help others and often put others' needs before their own. It was not long into their travels that their first child arrived. Amy's natural connection to children made her the most loving and nurturing mother. The birth of her second child was just as special. She always said that the greatest accomplishment of her life was being a mother. She truly looked up to her own mother and father and knew the importance of developing a loving household.

Amy's late-mother, Linda, often described her as a hummingbird. Like the beautiful bird, she flew rapidly from one location to the next. Often her wings were moving too fast for the human eye to observe, but when she perched herself on a branch you could see what beauty she possessed and how delicate she truly was.

Amy will truly be missed. Although her physical experience has come to an end, her spirit will live on.

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