Daily Prompt asked you to predict your future in six words and then expand on those words. My six words: Shrink, think, flower, fade, live, die.
Every year, observant Jews contemplate their life and their death, so this was a timely prompt for me. Observant Jews meet in shul on Yom Kippur,to confess all sins. Why all sins? Because as a community if one person sins we sin. After confessing our sins, we ask the God we believe in to grant us another year of life.
This year the anniversary of 9/11 comes in the midst of the week of reflection between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippor. I lived and worked directing crisis teams in New York City on 9/11. It was a surreal day, but as I had worked for many years with cancer patients, more than many I was lucky enough to have faced the fact that death hovered and one never knew when the hovering would slam you into your grave. As the following Emotional Fitness Exercise Poster Coach suggests living knowing you will die can enhance life. How? It focuses you on what matters.
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The purpose of thinking about dying is to help you clarify your personal life mission and to focus you on achievable goals. When you think about your goals, use the SMART goal formula. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Action based, Realistic, and Time framed.
Remember what matters most is The Mission and that means trying to make your part of the world a bit kinder for all you meet.
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