What Will Your Epitaph Say?

What Will Your Epitaph Say?

Often self-development courses include an assignment of writing your own obituary as a way of seeing what you want to be and do in life. I thought it might be fun to boil all that down to a few words; words that could fit on a headstone. That’s right, we’re going to write our own epitaphs, if we dare. Think about it: we don’t want to leave this to chance, like the “unfortunate” Louise.

I’d want my epitaph to represent my love of family, home, writing, community building; the adventure of life itself. I’d choose these words for my epitaph:

“She loved life”

What will your epitaph say?

photo credit: Natalie Maynor

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About The Author


I have always loved writing and community building. I’ve written a book about healing and happiness, The Happy Place, as well as a Community Building book, Sounding the Drum: Community Building in the Digital Age,both available at any Amazon store. I’ve been through life changes that I thought were the end of my world, but I’m still here. You never know what will happen next. Isn’t that what makes life interesting?