Hearing a great eulogy makes you want to be a better person

I recently listened to an awesome eulogy for a man I hardly knew and came away wanting to be a better person.  I was at the funeral for the father of my husband’s close friend.  I had only met this man a few times, but his life story, or at least the manner in which people close to him recounted it, had a tremendous impact on me.

There is nothing more uplifting than a great eulogy.  Great eulogies make you want to make your own life count for something in this universe, to make a positive and profound impact on the people around you.

To make that impact I believe you should maintain a healthy balance between family, work and fun.  To earn the respect of your family, friends and coworkers, you must respect and value them in return.  It is also crucial to realize what is important in life.  Appreciating and cherishing family, friends and the small things life has to offer instead of materialistic things is a step in the right direction.

I read this quote in a recent blog post and thought it appropriate to reblog it here:

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Are you doing your best to make the world a better place?  How will people remember you in your eulogy?

6 thoughts on “Hearing a great eulogy makes you want to be a better person

  1. I couldn’t agree more. I was at a funeral recently and thought the same exact thing after hearing about the amazing life this woman had lived. It was inspiring.

  2. I’ve had similar thoughts after hearing a eulogy or two! They always make me wonder what would be said about me! It’s a good to evaluate how we’re doing, I guess! 🙂

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