Over hundreds of years, in conversations with people at the end of their lives, those who are on their proverbial “death beds,” the results have been consistent. No one has ever reported that people said they wished they had worked more, wished they had bigger houses or better cars, wished that they had more stuff. Indeed, at the end of life, what people unanimously wish for, while expressed in various ways, is the same.
They wish that they had connected more… with others and with the world.
On this Memorial Day, on this day of remembrance, on this day of honor and gratitude, I invite you to meditate on connection, and on the ways that you connect with your life, with the sights, sounds and smells of the places you are, with the people you encounter along your journey and the people in your life whom you love and, most importantly with yourself.
Have a beautiful week, friends.
TRY THIS WEEK: See how it feels to ask yourself, how can I better connect with my world?
(Photographs taken at Shenandoah National Park)