Our assignment this week was to buy a daily newspaper and read one or more obituaries (obits) every day. My first thought was that this would be creepy!!! I remember as a kid my parents reading the obits and thinking it was creepy to discuss the people who had died.
Without knowing why we had this assignment I was intrigued to do the research, so on the first day I read every obit for the day. Again on Tuesday, I read every obit for the day. But after only the second day I started to notice something that struck me very deeply. It struck me since we have been studying/experiencing ‘kindness‘ and ‘being of service’ for the last few weeks.
There were long summaries of some people and there were short summaries, sometimes just barely one paragraph of where the person lived and where they will be put to rest. I became intrigued by reading these elaborate summaries describing how a person was so ‘kind’ or what enormous service they had provided their community. One example was about Bennie (age 89) (name changed), “She had a gift for making everyone feel special. This unique ability resulted in family and friends alike considering themselves Bennie’s “favorite”. She greeted you with an endearing “hello, hello, hello” and often answered someone’s “I love you” with “I love you more”. Bennie contributed much to her college, and church, she was a poet and began oil painting in her 70’s. “Always ready for a new adventure.” I cried at the end of this story. I pretty much cried at the end of every story.
There were long summaries of contributions to local government and community. This man (age 82) after completing college, served in the Navy and Home Guard; joined the family business serving as director of the family bank, was mayor for 14 years, and there were still countless accomplishments that this man provided his community.
Always listed were Veterans’ accomplishments of where and for how long they served our
Then there were obits with hardly any information that described a person’s life. Even a minister, who one might assume would contribute much to his community, but sadly there was nothing written about his life. I pondered that maybe these people did not have a mastermind of support cheering them on to fulfill the greatness that lived in their hearts.
You know greatness lives in your heart. We all have gifts to contribute to the world. Some people accept the call and sadly some people don’t. I wonder how those people could have changed the world if they didn’t give up, We will never know!
What did you see in common with these people’s lives?
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