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Plan Your Epitaph Day: What Will Your Tombstone Say on It?

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Do you really want to leave a decision that big up to someone else?

The thing about life is that it will come to an end for absolutely everyone on Earth. Death is inevitable. You may believe that your soul will last for eternity elsewhere or that you’ll perhaps be reincarnated into a new fleshy body. Regardless, your previous vessel will cease life, and it needs to be dealt with. Some people bury their dead, others burn it into ashes, and some even mix those ashes into objects that can be used by their loved ones for years to come.

For those of us who will be buried or will have an epitaph written on something, the words that we choose to define our entire lives are of extreme importance. We have to choose our immortal words based upon what will fit on a tombstone or a placard. The famed playwright William Shakespeare chose the words:

“Good Friends, for Jesus’ sake forbear,
To dig the bones enclosed here!
Blest be the man that spares these stones,
And curst be he that moves my bones.”

So what do you plan to have written on your tombstone?

baby grave sleeping child

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Your last words will last a lifetime
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