Friday, October 14, 2011

Three Questions

I am currently reading the book Between the Tides by Patti Callahan Henry. We have an on-site library at the retirement community my husband and I manage. It has thousands of books which is great for me since I love (love!) to read and go through books very fast.

Two characters in the book are discussing three questions. The questions got me thinking and I had to stop reading. What would your answers to these questions be?

1. What do you want to be doing when you die?
2. If you die today, what will you regret not having done?
3. What do you want your tombstone to say?

As a Christian, I believe there is a heaven and I am actually looking forward to someday being there. But I do want to make this life count. My answer to the first one would be serving others. I love to make the seniors at the retirement community happy.

The second question is harder for me to answer. I love my life and so I don't have too many regrets. At least not too many that can be fixed. I think one of my answers to this would be getting a tattoo. I have wanted one for awhile and now that I am 31, I think the time for the scroll on the lower back is up. I think I would like something on my upper bicep area though. Perhaps a quote that means a lot to me. But I am afraid of the pain.

The third question is, in my mind, the least important. Not many people read tombstones anymore. When I was going to Lancaster Bible College there was a cemetery close by that I would visit. It was peaceful to walk through. My husband and I are both body donors so I am pretty sure I won't have a tombstone. I think a better question would be "what would you like to be remembered by?".

How would you answer the questions?

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  1. I found you in a blog hop. Following you via GFC :)
    I hope you have time to stop by my blog. Thanks!!

    If I die, I would want to be at the beach. I do not have to be doing anything at all, I just want to be there

  2. Interesting post Mellissa Rose. Let me try to answer these questions 1. I also believe there is a heaven and I hope to see my twin sister again there. I would like to end my days on earth sharing my thoughts and helping others. I would also like not to be in pain. 2. I do not regret much. I spent a lot of time with my twin and it has left me with wonderful memories. 3. I wonder if I can have the same words on my tombstone that my twin has - "I thank my God upon remembrance of you." I am a new Follower of your Blog. Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog.

  3. Interesting questions, I too am a Christian. I would like to be with my family when I pass away, just hanging out with them, being with my family is my favorite thing ever! I would regret having not finished reading the Bible cover to cover, I keep plugging away at this task, and it would be nice to be able to complete it. I dont think I will end up with a tombstone either, however, I would just like to be remembered as a kind and loving wife and mom. Great post, interesting discussion, stopping by from the Autumn Blog Hop :) ~April


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