Friday, November 27, 2009

If you could write your own eulogy...


What defines you? What will people say about you when you leave this world?

I ponder this from time to time. I think people would say that I was funny because I love to make people laugh. I think people would say I was a positive person. I always try to look on the bright side; the glass is half full and not half empty. I think they will say I was talented, generous and caring.

But when my life comes to an end, what I want the most is for somebody to say, "Phil made a difference in my life." And to all of you that have made a difference in my life, thank you!

Peace and joy,

Phil

2 comments:

Judy Rodman said...

I actually co-wrote a song years ago about this very subject to honor (legendary drummer) Larry Londin's life. It's called "Passing By". The chorus:

"When I
see that angel
come to say my time is over and he
reads the pages
of the book of my life,
Let me
see just one friend
leaning on my shoulder
and let me leave him a little bit better for my
passing by"

You are a very giving soul, Phil. As a great example,I had no idea you featured me as your songwriter of the month. You did it with no thought of payback... and indeed, I can only offer the "pay it forward" of recommending the benefit of your blog here to others. Don't worry. Your eulogy will be beautiful:)I only pray the same for mine.

Phil Bennett said...

That is beautiful Judy! Thank you for the nicest compliment and, of course, I love the "pay it forward" idea. I try to live that everyday.

I am very thankful you follow my blog. Just one of about a million things I am grateful for.

Peace and joy to you today my friend. :)

Phil

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“Be not the judges of men, but love your brothers and sisters, and find ways to reach out to them in common goals and aspirations. Where there is love in common, the divisions of creed will melt away and reveal the true nature of man’s eternal destiny -- one of unity in purpose, to be perfect as the Father is perfect."

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