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Prepare for Your Deathbed While You’re Still Alive

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Prepare for Your Deathbed While You’re Still Alive
When you’re gasping your last breath, what will you be thinking about?

For some people, every day is an adventure filled with limitless possibilities. For some, each day brings the security of a regular routine and familiar activities. And for others, the daily grind is not much to look forward to. But no matter what each day promises to bring, when you wake up in the morning there is another day to anticipate. Unfortunately, that won’t always be the case.
When faced with the fact that you have only a handful of tomorrows left to plan for, and you don’t have a reason to think about future plans, your thoughts will naturally turn to your past. Will they be pleasant thoughts of satisfaction and reward, or will they be regrets? You have no way of knowing when you will breathe your last breath, but you do know without a doubt that there’s no way to avoid it. So now is the time to start planning if you want your final thoughts to be pleasant ones. Here are five words that can help you.
Accomplish. When someone asks, "What have you accomplished in your life?" you may naturally think of the obvious answers—you earned a college degree, secured a good job, raised a family, served in the military, met challenges, or overcame obstacles. Although those are certainly noteworthy accomplishments, there are plenty of other accomplishments that would be just as worthwhile. Research and map out your family tree as far back as you can go. Establish an after-school program for kids and enlist volunteers to help. Conquer a fear. Learn to do something you’ve always thought about doing. Read the Bible from cover to cover.
Create. Everyone in the world has the ability to create something, and you don’t have to be an expert. Paint a painting, compose a song, write a short story, or make a sculpture out of toothpicks. Carve a flute from a piece of wood. Build a birdhouse, knit a scarf, plant a garden, or just fill a notebook with...

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