|Recent sunset over Eel River Valley, 2015|
I wrote my will several months ago, which was a really excellent exercise. I don't have anything substantial to leave, just the relatively low-value stuff I do have, most of that artwork I've created. But really thinking about who I want to get what, and in the process inventorying everything I possess, brought a sense of clarity with it. It also enabled me to cut to the chase, so to speak, with regard to the people in my life.
That process also made me realize that although I could die with a lot of stuff, I want to offload as much as I can before I go, over a reasonable period of time, so that I can delight in other peoples' joy...both the joy of receiving, and the joy inherent in having been helped in some way from what I have to give ~ stuff, my time, and the sharing of my skills.
When I do leave this life, and I am in excellent health and plan to be around for another 30 years or so, I want to be remembered for having been generous and openhearted, among other things. I want to have righted the line of selfishness and lack of compassion that I was brought up with.
Have a good weekend. xo