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Something We Should Think About But Don’t

Something We Should Think About But Don’t

Preparing for a good end of life.

I know, this may seem like a pretty morbid topic. 

Afterall, who wants to think about the end of their life never mind prepare for it.

But if you think about it, when you prepare for your own end of life, it’s your opportunity to think about your life and make some choices in how you would like certain things to happen as it draws to a close.

It’s sort of like your final say on how you choose to live your life.

As mentioned in a previous post, given our newfound longevity, there are some estimates that 6 out of 10 of us will die of frailty so some choices and decisions will need to be made as to how we would like to spend our final days.

The key question is, would you rather plan for this yourself or leave this up to others to decide for you.

In the following TED Talk, Judy MacDonald Johnston shares a story of two of her dear friends and how they planned and chose to live out their final days.

Their touching story is a great reminder that preparing for your death can also bring some closure to some things that you might have wanted to do while you are living. Whether it’s spending time with those important to you or ensuring that you’re leaving a legacy behind  for something you care deeply about – these were just a couple of the examples of what this couple did.

And by the way, you don’t have to wait until you’re near the end of your days to do any of this. In some ways, preparing for your death may actually serve you as an excellent reminder that we all have limited time here on earth so if there are some things you want to do during your lifetime, now may in fact be the perfect time to do it!

Here’s her TED Talk;

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Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore. Being a Boomer herself, Susan loves to discover and share ways to live life to the fullest. She shares her experiences, observations and opinions on living life after 50 and tries to embrace Booming Encore's philosophy of making sure every day matters.