When all is SAID and DONE......

- or in other words;

"What I shall say when I meet my maker/enter the pearly gates/enter the black hole/join the void/pass on/kick the bucket/am no more."

1. I tried my best.

2. I did my best.

3. I gave it all I've got.

4. I never gave up.

"I made a difference."

5. I loved, loved, and loved some more.

Some suggestions here may include;

my dog,
my cat,
my goldfish,
my hamster/gerbil,
my mother,
my father,
my husband/wife,
my partner/partner,
my sons,
my daughters,
my grandparents,
my uncles,
my aunts,
the postman,
the street cleaner,
the baker,
the thief,
the murderer.

6. I gave thanks.

Some examples here may be for;

My health,
my happiness,
my misfortunes,
my successes,
my misery,
my life,
my time,
my opportunities,
my failures,
my wealth,
my poverty,
my lessons,
my mentors,
my teachers,
my gurus,
my models,
my illnesses,
my habits,
my addictions,
my fears,
my anxieties,
my worries,
my being here.

and all the things that they taught me.

7. I gave, gave, and gave some more.

some ideas to prompt you may be;

My time,
my enthusiasm,
my encouragement,
my skills,
my abilities,
my good wishes,
my help,
my money,
my commitment,
my heart.

8. I wasn't afraid to take risks.

Some examples here may include;

I jumped out of an aeroplane,
with a parachute ;-)
I climbed a mountain,
I loved even when I'd lost,
I travelled the world on a shoestring,
I hitched a ride on a Lear jet,
I gave birth at home,
I defied all the odds,
I reached out,
I gambled everything, on a dream,
I quit my medication,
I didn't follow the crowd,
I entered uncharted territory,
I balanced judgement with caution,

9. I made my mark on the world.

10. I held onto honesty and integrity.

11. It was worth my while being here.

12. I learned, learned, and learned some more.

13. It was not a wasted life.

14. I'm glad I was here.


Self Improvement for the top 101 lifechanging experts. Are you still trying to find the best Self Improvement Experts and Products to help you improve your life? If you are, you're looking in the right place.

This book is quickly becoming the New "Encyclopedia" of Self Improvement. There is no better resource to improve your life. Guaranteed!


James Middleton
Hypnotherapist and Meditator

Copyright 2004 James Middleton

Please feel free to reprint this article unedited in your newsletter or website.

Author's Bio: 

James Middleton is author of way too few books to list here, including the soon to be #1 best-selling book "Miracle of Meditation," the best non-selling e-book "Miracles of Words - Inspirational Quotes," and the not even sold, totally unpublished, "Zen and the art of Skydiving." His latest books are only in the pipeline - and totally unwritten. He's being called "The Skydiver and Meditator from Nowhere." Sign up for his regular eclass and see more articles by him at http://www.miracleofmeditation.com/