Thursday, November 29, 2012
So, we had not gone grocery shopping since the weekend before Thanksgiving, and we were a little thin here. Now we have food again, and we are so excited. We bought fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheese, eggs, milk, guacamole, lettuce... all sorts of good stuff.
Oh, and because I don't count effing calories anymore: full fat organic yogurt. Yea, I don't mess around. :) And I ate a bunch of pistachios tonight, because I was so excited to have them again.
My death and dying lecture today was good. It got a little heavy for my morning class, and I think a couple of the guys were having trouble keeping it together. At the end of class, they were supposed to think about what they would want to write in their own obituary, as if they had lived a very long life. I told them to live their life as if they were writing their own obituary - what do they want people to remember about them? Who do they want to be there? No one lists possessions in an obituary: "Beechnut was a woman with a nice house and a bunch of stuff. She had a flat-screen tv, a yacht, and an Escalade." No, it never says that. What is listed are the survivors, the amazing things they have done (if there is room), and other big milestone events. I reminded them that when making decisions, to keep in mind what is really important - the people they love - and to not get hung up on the stupid crap. Because... we all have a terminal illness: we are all going to die. None of us are getting out of here alive. So you need to live your life the best that you can, to get every last drop of wonderful out of it. It goes by too fast to throw away on stupid crap that doesn't even matter.
So hopefully they learned something.
They also got to watch this, to lighten up at the end of class: