We cannot, after all, judge a biography
By the number of pages in it;
We must judge by the richness of the content.
Sometimes the “unfinished” are among the most beautiful symphonies.
What would you want said at your own death, at your own funeral? How would you want to be eulogized? A eulogy is a statement of praise, a laudable series of comments, a message of praise honoring, generally speaking, some greatness - no matter how humble - in another person. Eulogies are most common at funerals. This exercise will give you an opportunity to begin assessing what it is you want to do with the rest of your life. It will also allow you to reflect upon what you have done in your life that pleases you. It is a powerful opportunity to review your life today and make changes accordingly.
Write your own eulogy. The change to look back on your life is invaluable for new growth and appreciation of what you have achieved and overcome so far. When finished, ask yourself: (1) How did it feel to do this exercise? (2) Did you make any discoveries about yourself? (3) Did you find any incongruities in your life which need further examination? (4) What have you done in your life that you are proud of? Not so proud of? (5) How might you enrich your life and live more fully?