Requiem for a Life Well-Lived

by Edward Reid

To live generously, gratefully, and without regret.

To give without expectations, forgive, forget, and ask for forgiveness when wrong.

To find meaning in the mundane and the meaningless and grasp tragedy with patience, poise, and empathy.

To endure with grace, patience, and hope when it seems hopeless.

To love without conditions or expectations or require love in return.

To not demand from others but demand the best in yourself.

To live authentically and to be genuine and honorable, to be virtuous in a world lacking virtue, and to never forget who you are.

Never asking what you could have done or should have done.

To leave a little bit of yourself behind in others and to make the world a better place may be your purpose, and the memory of your requiem will be a life well-lived.