A brief poem or other writing in praise of a deceased person.
What do you want the inscription on your gravestone to say?
How do you want to be remembered?
I’m working on a new book about figuring out what’s really important in life and living accordingly. One of the sections in the book involves something called the Epitaph Exercise.
The idea is simple: identifying and spelling out how we want to be remembered when we die can better inform the choices we make while we’re alive.
Example: John Doe sits down and decides that he wants his epitaph to read: “Every day an adventure.” He then looks at his life today and realizes that when he’s not working 80 hours a week, he’s on his couch watching reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond. His epitaph becomes his wakeup call to make some life changes if he wants to be remembered that way.
The epitaph helps give us direction and purpose.
This is a call for submissions!
Click here to read other Epitaph entries (including my own!) and to add your own to the Project. The goal of the Epitaph Project is to get as many people as possible sharing how they want to be remembered and then moving toward that goal. Humourous submissions are also most welcome!