Funerals. They are a part of life. I believe that you need to go to one at least once per year for perspective. When you sit at a funeral and listen to what is said about the loved one it reminds me on how I want to be remembered.
When I was being coached by Building Champions, my Coach, Michael Regan, asked me to go to a special place and write my Obituary. I happened to have a trip scheduled to go to Florence. Fortunately for me, I was able to sit in the Galleria dell’Accademia in front of the David and some unfinished works of Michelangelo.
In writing my own Obituary it reminded me to stay focused how I want to be remembered. When I attend a funeral once per year, it has the same effect. It reminds me to stay focused on what is truly important. There is definitely a reminder to “not sweat the small stuff” and to have joy in life.