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The definition of living your best life

I am not going to lie to you; you are going to die…someday. For the most part, you will get to decide if your death will be emotionally painful or emotionally easy. I have seen people pass away peacefully after their family and loved ones have whispered releasing phrases.

“It is okay to go”

“I give you permission to let go and stop being in pain”

“We love you and we want you to go to heaven when you are
ready, we will be alright

I have asked people who were on Hospice and middle aged why they seemed at peace with the concept of death. For the most part the answer is something like this.

I know that I was a good person and did my best. I didn’t always make the right decision, but the decisions that I did make, I made with my best intention and with the resources and knowledge that I had at the time. No one is perfect, but we all have a responsibility to do our best.

It appears that it is the “knowing we did our best” that seems to bring them the most stillness.

There is another personality trait that I have also noticed that brought about tranquility with the concept of death. Living their best life, this concept will mean 100% something different for 100% of the individual reading this. Only you can decide have you lived your best life. Did you live in the moment, take vacations that meant something to you personally, did you love, laugh, and have buckets and buckets of gratitude for your life?

Living your best life has zero to do with money. Most people would trade in all the gifts and fancy homes, devices, and cars for quality time with the people they find important.

Are you living your best life?

Today, is a good day to start.

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