Every day, the sun rises on a new opportunity. We are all given 86,400 seconds to make the most of each day. This is part of the gift of being alive and having a chance to live. So many people are alive but do not live, or not in the way that they can. This is particularly true in the setting of terminal illness or where circumstances are limiting.
Even in the setting of advanced disease or terminal illness, we are offered two choices: these are to either get on with dying or to get on with living. This is a choice about our attitude to life, are we ready to ‘give up’ or ‘get up’?
One man, in his last weeks of life, told me “I have nothing left to live for”. While this may be true on so many levels, we think there is always something to live for. We have a few suggestions, but these are only the beginning.
While these comments may seem unkind for those who are unable to participate in living in a meaningful way anymore, may we also suggest simpler things: to be kind and patient with yourself, to give yourself permission to be as happy as you can, to forgive things that cannot be remedied. Listen to music, remember the sound of laughter and the squeal of kids in the street, smell the roses and know when it is time to let go and be at peace.
We would love to know what you have been up to with your day. Even if it has been a rough day, we encourage you to plan for the best day you can and to make it count. “It ain’t over until the fat lady sings” so there may still be some time for adventure. We hope you have an extraordinarily good day.
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A good photo is priceless. Photos capture memories and precious moments that have lasting value. After death, they are a gift and a legacy to those who have them, a regret, for those who don’t. A professional photo shoot is fun and can be tailored to your exact needs or specifications. Why not create your lasting masterpiece today.
Celebrate your life before dying! Funerals are a wonderful way for others to come together and say farewell, but the most important person is missing – you!
Celebrating life prior to dying is one of the best things you could do. You may have a million reasons why you shouldn’t, but they are really just excuses. We can almost guarantee you won’t regret it. Defy your terminal illness and celebrate your incredible life with those you love. You owe it to yourself.
In the brilliant movie The Bucket List, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson asked the question, “what do you want to do before you kick the bucket?”
It is a relevant and important everyday question, not just for those with a terminal illness. What do you still want to do while you are alive? There are so many places to go and things to do. A world of opportunity awaits you. Don’t put it off. Life can be uncertain so the sooner, the better.
Let us help you achieve your ultimate bucket list before dying.
You are a treasure of memories and experiences; a walking encyclopedia of your history. Regardless of how dull you may think your life has been, we can assure you your loved ones think otherwise. Don’t let your past get lost. Your experiences, stories and words of wisdom are precious and will be a treasure to those left behind after death. Leave a legacy. Let us show you how.
Spirituality and conversations with God.
We are spiritual beings. There is compelling evidence to suggest that at the time of death, our spirit leaves our physical body and we continue to exist. The nature of this existence is varied depending on the custom, culture or religion presented or personal thoughts around death. We explore the evidence of this spiritual existence and encourage conversations with God. Regardless of your view about spirituality, we believe this book is worthwhile reading.