If I Died Tomorrow....

United States
January 25, 2009 10:07pm CST
Have you ever thought to yourself, "If I died tomorrow, how would people remember me?". I was thinking this yesterday, I don't know why, but it was just a thought. How would I want my children to remember me, how would I want my family to remember me, or my friends and co-workers. I would want my children to remember how much I love them and that even though I was dead an in the grave that I would always be alive in their hearts as their mother. My family, I just hope that they know how much I love them and that I'm grateful for everything they done for me. My friends, I hope they remember all the good times we've had together. But I hope that all of them would say, "She was fun to be around". What is it that you want people to remember about you?
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@shinymood (406)
• China
26 Jan 09
That's a very nice thought to ponder on. I like your idea of a person's being "fun to be around". If people around me say such words about me when I die, I would be satisfied and contented too. At least I had been a nice person to stay with. And to be an interesting person one needs to do a lot.
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• United States
26 Jan 09
I want people to remember me as a good mom, first and foremost. As a kind, loving, good hearted person who was fair and respectful towards most people that crossed her path. As someone who loved music and had a deep respect and appreciation for teenagers that most people do not have. That I liked to have fun and enjoyed life as much as I physically could. That I wasn't perfect, but no one is.
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@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
If I die tomorrow, i'd like my loved ones to remember the good things i've done for them.. we don't know when our time will come so it's best if we always let our family know how much we love them.. say i love you everyday, show them how much you love and care about them, etc..
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@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
26 Jan 09
I never think about what will happen if I die tomorrow. I do worry about if I die do I have enough left for the family? Who will take care of my children? Can my wife go on without me?
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I would want everyone to remember how caring I was with my family and friends and that I could always be counted on to do the right thing when it was necessary.I would want them to remember how much I loved each one of them,some in different ways than others.I would want my grandkids to remember all the fun we have together when the parents are not around LOL what goes on at grandmas stays at grandmas. You have a great night.
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• United States
27 Jan 09
I know everyone would remember you as being caring. In just the short time I've known you here on MyLot, you have shown me that. You have listened to my rants and given me a whole lot of good advice and by doing that I knew you really did care.
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Well thank you very much.I really do try hard to be a good person and to treat others with respect and I like having new friends.You have a great night.
@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
26 Jan 09
i think now most of them would think of me as a person who was very loving and caring not only to my wife,kids and grandkids. there would be who know how i feel about them. i often find ways to show other how i feel about them. check this out go to this site http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNVJuTIYTvw
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• United States
27 Jan 09
That is so beautiful! I enjoyed watching it. Thanks so much for sharing it with me.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I naturally hope that my family and loved ones will be quick to remember any qualities I possessed and slow to recall my numerous faults... but, I should occupy myself more frequently with concerns of how God will remember me.
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@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
26 Jan 09
It is not important for people to remember that you are fun to be around. Remember, you are going to live on forever in the next life. Eternity does not end. You may loose you body for a while, but you are going to continue to exist as a spirit. I know, I have seen ghosts. What is important is that you live as a Christian and teach other people to become Christians so that they can go to the good place someday.
@ulalume (714)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I kind of could care less about whether or not people remember my existance, as existance in its very self is vain to some degree. All things disappear in time, people and even memory. Even the most memorable people in history will inadvertantly be lost to space and time at some point. This may sound sad, but it's really not (at least to me). I spend my time on earth hoping to live a decent life with enjoyable moments for myself and those who experience them with me. Nothing more, nothing less. I know that doesn't directly answer your question, but it should relate.
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@lovesummer (1162)
• Malaysia
26 Jan 09
when i passed away,,,, what do i want.. i thought of this question.. and realized that my purpose of living is to be happy and help people who needs help. when i passed away, first of all i want people to remember that i have helped them. I want them to appreciate that. I have thought of to have a orphanage house. or something like that to help out the children in need. if this ever happen, i want the children to remember me and i love them like my own children. besides, i want my family espcially my mother, my father, and my siblings to know that i love them so much. i think that is all, the main thing is i want people to remember me as a kind good person that i have helped them in various way.
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
26 Jan 09
If it would happen I hope people will remember me for the good times we had as friends or as family. I would want them to know that I wouldn't have wanted any other life if it were without them, even though this life perhaps was shorter than the other one. Also, I would want my family to take care of my pets after I am gone and not put them in a pound or something. Luckily we have good agreements on that. The most important thing is that they will know how much I love them and will allways love them, and that I will allways be with them in their hearts and waiting for them on the other side of the rainbow.
@FDBrister (115)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I've often thought of this question because this question shows a person how they should live their lives. I've made sure to tailor my life around the way I want to be remembered when I die. I want to be remembered as a loving, giving person who did what she could to contribute to the lives of others. I want to be remembered as selfless and as a person who changed the world around her.
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• Poland
26 Jan 09
In my opinion it is very important question for anyone. It is connection with another question: "how we spend everyday?". I would like to think that people think about me good but I know that I have faults and I must work.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Thats such a great question! I think I'd want ppl to remember how accepting, loving and supportive I was...also how I love to laugh and make others laugh...I'd want to be remembered for how i make ppl feel ya know..As for my kids, they'll hopefully remember me as a mom who loved uncondiitonally, was always there for them, a silly laid back but firm mom who in spite of where I came from in life I gave it my all..
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@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I have thought this many times and it seems to be the driving force in my life. When I die I don't want someone to struggle to find something nice to say when they stand up to speak about me. I want people to remember that I was a strong person that stood for what I believed was right and that I loved my family and would sacrifice everything for them. I want people to think of me as a person that would do anything for another and one that loved my community. When I die I want to know that people will be happy that I lived a meaningful life and know that I am going to a better place.
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@atulleo25 (484)
• India
26 Jan 09
If I die tomorrow then I will miss the administration strategy of OBAMA an killing of OSAMA. I want to see lots of places in the world so before dying at least want to visit Egypt and Rome so that enjoy the natural beauty and wonders of the life.
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
I dont know..there are people who dont like me but i dont force them, i'll just be with myself.. there are lots of sides in every individual and its not perfect, if they like my other side and dont like my others side, its up to them how they remember me when i'm gone..Am a loving person, approachable though sometimes if am upset i'll show to them i dont like it and i cant please everyone to like it.. Anyway. if you leave something wonderful with those who come to your life, they will find it hard to erase you from their hearts.
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@smartie0317 (1612)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Good question. I often wonder if I will be remember when I die, because eventually we must all die. I would like to be remembered for being a good person and all the good deeds I did. I'd also hope all of the children I have helped in my life, and will help, remember me when they do things like feed themselves or tie their shoes. I hope they remember someone cared enough to teach them and care for them.
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I guess I am too busy living, to worry about when I die. The only thing that I have as it relates to after I am gone is to make sure that my son is properly placed and financially set if something should happen to me while he is still a minor. I am more concerned with the differences that I can make in those important and close to me now and everyday. Rather than thinking about what they will remember. I think its a given that however you live your life and whatever you give back or forward to your family and friends is how they will remember you.
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@denise002 (444)
• Australia
26 Jan 09
when i think about this the first thing i think about it how heartbroken and hurt my family would be so although its a fact of life i hate to think about the effects it would have on people. but none the less i would want them to remember me as fun and only have good fond memories of me
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