Dying is inevitable
Death is a constant of life. Not my favorite constant. But it is undeniable. I am a morbid being. I contemplate death quiet often; yes, some of it is because I work in hospitals. But not solely, and there’s a reason I am drawn to sick and dying children.
“You’re just made for this.”
“Not everyone can do this.”
“You have a special talent.”
I believe in living abundantly and dying with dignity.
Just last night on the phone, I was naturally talking about seeing dead bodies and open casket wakes; which are the thing in my life. Not recommended by me. But I learned open caskets are not typical for the Jewish culture.
But, I can’t help think about what I want to happen when I die.
1. I want to be remembered as being alive, therefore no open casket for me.
2. I want there to be taco party; meaning I want margaritas and chips and guacamole to be endlessly flowing.
How to Deal with Death and Dying
I want the persons in my life to be celebrating LIFE. Yes, they can be sad, but a party should be had. I’m only 30 as of now, and if I died tomorrow I still think there is a lot to celebrate.
- We need to talk about death more
- Our own death
- And others in our lives that have died
- We can take a better stance on HOW we want to die
- We need to stop fearing death
Hopefully, this will allow the person, family, and friend feel the dignity with dying.
So, now what?
How can we all get on the same page?
Be logical and be emotional. (We forget they can co-exist.)
Take out religion if at all possible.
It should be about your personal beliefs versus what you think you ought to do or others tell you is right to do.
There’s No Better Time Than Now,