Things To Do Before You Die

Imagine doing something different to normal.

Sadly, we can become so trapped into the reality of everyday life that we forget to imagine a moment outside of this reality. The reality of life, the humdrum of everyday, particularly if this includes illness, medication and doctors can be soul destroying. Like “Groundhog Day” everyday may become a bit meaningless.

That’s why it is important to imagine, even if it is for a moment. Imagine doing something different to normal. The realities of life are not going to go away, but consider putting them on hold and take some time out to do something wonderfully different.

What if

What do you believe happens when you die? I know what I believe, but what if I am wrong? What if my belief about dying is so incorrect that it leaves me embarrassed at the time of death?

Dying

We will all die differently. For each of us the circumstances of our death – the surroundings, the timing and the people with us when we die – will be unique. The process of dying...

The Wall

I was speaking to a friend who has incurable lung cancer. He commented that no matter how positive he tries to be, his doctors are usually negative. He would comment” I am going...

The game of life

The game of life is unpredictable and we all know that at some point we are going to be disqualified. It is in the nature of the game, one where everyone eventually loses.

The forbidden topic

I had the opportunity to speak to a prostate cancer support group in the week and as part of my discussion brought up the topic of death and dying. It is not unreasonable...

The art of listening

One of the difficult things I have had to do in the past few weeks is decide about the benefits of dying to understand. It is one thing to have a website...

Don’t be average

Last year was the hottest on record in Australia with temperatures soaring into the 40’s and the discomfort factor hitting “unbearable” for those without air-conditioning.

Future change

You may have heard the well- known story about a frog in hot water. Apparently if you put a frog in a pot of regular water and slowly warm it up, the frog will slowly adapt to the change...

Disappointments

We all have disappointments in life and to tell the truth they are painful and unpleasant. Not winning first prize, not being awarded a gold medal and not securing the perfect job...

Asking for directions

I recently managed to get well and truly lost using satellite navigation and following Susan’s mechanical voice. With confidence Susan took me from “the known” to the “very unknown” parts of Brisbane.

Our Suggestions

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1. Taste it
Whether it is simply tasking the best ice cream in the world, or sampling a new taste sensation or enjoying a rare and “saved for a rainy day” wine, why not stop and deliberately savour the joy of taste. Let your senses explore the range of amazing tastes possible. It may be an exotic fried tarantula or Balut, or the world’s hottest curry or the refreshing coolness of Mango sorbet : go for it and tell us about your experience.

2. Experience it
Is there something you always wanted to do: Skydiving, skinny dipping, snorkelling , steam-bathing or having a sauna, shooting , singing , an African safari or whatever you imagine , why not plan to do it. The experience will be worth the effort. Why not imagine and then do what you have always wanted to do. Tell us about it.
3. See it
Have you seen Mt. Kilimanjaro , the northern lights, the amazing features of Venice , Yellowstone national park , the big apple , the Holy land , or one of the magnificent wonders of Australia? It doesn’t always have to be spectacular to be meaningful. It may be meaningful to visit the place you were born or where you grew up. Regardless of where, we recommend go. Please remember to share your experience.

4. Say it
Write down or record your thoughts, memories, suggestions , recipes , or the secrets to the universe. Take time to have your say about anything. There will be a time when all our words fall silent so make then heard today and keep them safe so they can be heard tomorrow.
5. Plant it
Go Green. Consider planting a tree that will endure and bring pleasure or memories for generations to follow. Consider the great parklands in the world established hundreds of years ago by people with foresight. We love those gardens and trees. It is not necessary to recreate Hyde Park or Central park , but a well placed tree will last more than a lifetime and be a gift to the world to come.

6. Give it
Have you considered changing the world by giving something to make it better? It may be supporting and rescuing a child out of the horrors of trafficking, or supporting a child and family through a cancer journey, or simply giving to those who find life harsh. We support a number of Charites that make a difference in the world. Why not consider what difference you can make by giving?

People's Experiences

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