At the end of your days, what do you hope to look back on?

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  1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
    Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago

    At the end of your days, what do you hope to look back on?

    For some who live to old age and near the end of their life, it is a time of reflection. What do you hope to be able to look back upon that will give you spiritual peace when that time comes? What will make you feel you succeeded in life? For me, I hope I can look back and say the books I wrote made a difference in this world. That may sound egotistical, yet it is not, for if I write something that helps many people, a few people or just one person to make a positive difference in their life, I can reflect upon that with the sense of a task well-done.

  2. Electro-Denizen profile image83
    Electro-Denizenposted 3 years ago

    Very nice question, raising the issue of what really counts in life...

    Hoping that I made a positive difference to someone in their own life... perhaps not so much in writing or music, but generally...

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Electro-Denizen, nice to meet you. I guess that may be the goal of most people - to make a positive difference to someone. Thanks for replying.

  3. CelebrateUSA profile image80
    CelebrateUSAposted 3 years ago

    I completely agree!

    Hoping to make a difference in a small way. Hoping to make my children proud and my ancestors before me.

    Success would be to bring a smile to a face in remembrance of me.

    Words will fade, achievements forgotten but the lasting memories of love is what I desire to be remembered for.

    One of the world's wealthiest men once stated only kindness matters - this is area I need to work upon.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi CelebrateUSA. That is a very good thing to reflect upon - Tender memories of love.

  4. profile image68
    jmark13posted 3 years ago

    First become an existentialist. After that, everything sorts itself out.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting answer, jmark. Thanks for replying.

  5. The Examiner-1 profile image72
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    A happy, peaceful ife and at least one book (or more) that I wrote which left a memory of me.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I believe you will write that book, Kevin. Thanks for replying.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your vote of confidence Phyllis. :-)

  6. Doris Dancy profile image79
    Doris Dancyposted 3 years ago

    I want to be able to look back knowing that I have honored Our Lord and Savior through the things that I have done on this earth, and I want to have had a very positive effect on the lives that I have touched in any way.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Doris. That is a lovely answer.

  7. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    they always remembered their parents and their siblings instead of their spouse

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