I was celebrating Hump Day today and catching up on my Social Media when I came across a very sad post from my colleague Mary Corbett Coaching. Her mum had passed away, and she had the intuition to accept the thoughts and challenges that came up for her during that difficult week. She wrote an inspiring letter and mentioned it on Facebook. I clicked the link curious and compassionate and was wowed by her ability to challenge the reader during what was a very personal journey. I travelled this journey with her, reading her post and share it with you here.
It got me thinking (again) about what we wish to be remembered by – how we would want our Eulogy to resonate, and I realised I am not living all my values for the past few weeks. I have recently discovered doodling for the sake of doodling, thanks to Roisin Markham during her fantastic workshop “Creativity in a Coaching Context” last month.
I immediately chose markers and pencils at random and wrote the headings as Mary challenged them. Hard Work! Here they are, what would you write for each?
Take just 10 minutes now or later and write them down, using different colours, being at one with the visual as well as the text. For each heading, write how you want to be remembered.
Keep it short and sweet. It’s amazing what perspective may come up for you…
When do you feel compassion?
Where have you shown compassion?
How does it affect others?
What is success to you?
How have you been successful?
Have you helped others to be successful?
Where does your energy come from?
What energises you most?
How have you passed on energy to others?
Sense of Fun
What is your idea of fun?
How often do you experience this?
How have you shared this with others?
How hard do you work?
Compared to what?
Does it suit your lifestyle and fit in with your value of working?
Could you work less hard, and still be as efficient? How?
Do you cherish health?
How do you care for your own health and fitness?
How has this helped others?
Do you laugh enough?
Do you laugh with others?
How has it been contagious?
Sense of Style
Do you have your own sense of style?
How does it make you feel?
How does it make others feel?