The Tombstone Exercise

Most days, I am a happy guy without negative thoughts. But sometimes I stop to think about what really matters, and when I do, I don't feel positive.
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It’s just another Monday. I don’t usually look forward to those.

There are good Mondays, and there are bad Mondays.

Today is a blueish Monday.


Here’s what’s on my mind:

An acquaintance passed away.
A friend says he is disappointed with me.
I lack motivation.
Frustration sucks.

Not my best moment, but hey, we all have days like that. It’s life, and there is nothing to be ashamed of. The way I see it, there is only one thing to do. Talk (write) about it and look forward to tomorrow.

Every day could be our last day. That’s not news. But do I remember that every day? No, I don’t. Do you? Probably not. But it’s inevitable. It doesn’t matter how successful or healthy we are. There’s no certainty about tomorrow.

Everyone is so busy in their own little and miserable world. Everyone is so egocentric. Am I to blame? Yes, I am no different. It’s essential to recognise that. It’s important to recognise that we aren’t perfect. We’re only humans. So when you’re having a blue day, remember that the little things matter. Friendships, family, moments, laughter, that’s what matters.

Money is great, yes. But not that great if everyone thinks you’re greedy and egocentric. Money does not get you better friends. Not real good ones. Money may get you an unfair advantage (nothing wrong with that), but it doesn’t make you happier. To be happy, you need real connections, friends, and moments you’ll never forget.

A photograph, a postcard, a phone call, a joke, a laugh. That’s how you make good memories. That’s how I want to spend my life.

The Tombstone Exercise

This is an excellent exercise. Think about the phase you’d like to see on your tombstone. It should reflect how you want to be remembered and what you want to accomplish throughout your life.

An egocentric guy living the rat race.

A true friend that always made us laugh.”

“Rich and greedy, he kept it all to himself.

He was a humble father that took care of his family.

Too busy to come to his own funeral.

Wise man that always gave us great advice.

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I only wish we all could live in a happier environment.

I imagine a world where everyone lives harmoniously and cherishes the little things.

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