No question about it; we are in the business of death. We’re here to help people with their final arrangements, both before and after they die. Our job is to do that with care, compassion and dignity. The fact it’s a business, however, doesn’t mean we want to see you or your loved ones here any sooner than necessary. We wish everyone a long and happy life. So, with that in mind, this week we’re going to look at 10 tips to live your life to its fullest. After all, everyone dies; it’s how you live your life that matters:
- Decide what’s important to you – Think about how you want to live life, not how others want you to live it. Decide what you want and then go for it!
- Tell people you love that you love them – It’s hard enough to lose someone; it’s even harder if you’ve never told them how you feel about them. A few words will last a long time.
- Forget about the past, plan for the future, and live in the present – The past is gone; the future’s in the future; and the only thing that’s important right now is… right now.
- Stay healthy – Eat right, avoid substance abuse and do things that are good for your body. A healthy body helps maintain a healthy mind.
- Don’t worry about the little things – They’re little. Take them in stride.
- Spend time with your children – You know how people are always saying “They grow up fast”? They do. You get one chance, so make the most of it.
- Don’t complain – On a bad day that can be a tough one. Try to make things better instead of complaining how bad they are.
- Create a bucket list – Is there something you really want to do before you die? Think about how you might be able to accomplish it.
- Find people who like/love you for you – Try building positive, enriching relationships and surround yourself with people who pick you up, not bring you down. Do the same for others.
- Do one good deed a day – Just one? It could be as simple as holding a door open for someone. You’ll be amazed at how good it makes you feel!
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Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium has served the public since 1906. We are the largest provider of funeral services in the state, and we operate three full-service funeral homes, two crematories, two non-denominational chapels, and a cremation society. To request a free brochure and planning guide, click here.