Beef Up Your Obituary

Posted by on June 23, 2011

I never thought I’d find inspiration for life from a beer ad. As a non-partaker myself, I tend to make fun of the “drink this and you’ll be awesome” message the marketing communicates. Well today I found my way to The Most Interesting Man on Earth’s Wikipedia page via my little brother’s Facebook page. In the commercials, this guy leads a life similar to the one Chuck Norris leads in the popular joke series. One stood out to me:

“It’s never too early to start beefing up your obituary.”

At first I took it as humor but then I figured out what it meant… If all your obituary reads is where you were born and when you died, you probably never lived.

Later on I saw another on a Twitter feed attributed to him,

“I live by the motto: Safety third.”

It took me back to a previous post of mine about risk and safety. I’m still having trouble shaking my fears and my tendency to think of safety first.

But of course, Jesus said He came to give us abundant life, not safety.

2 Responses to Beef Up Your Obituary

  1. Joey English

    Great Point Chris.
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I can’t help but notice that venture is the root of adventure. And that is what life is; One big adventure. So the Nothing ventured quote really applies to all aspects of life. I heard of series of sermons one time entitled what if you only had two days to live and living your eulogy. The theme of the first was really to savor the present. The speaker called it “reminiscing about the present”. Take in every experience, every day as if you only had only two days to, well… enjoy it. Not everybody gets to wake up tomorrow. The second was about taking each moment captive so you get to decide how people will remember you. You have that ability, at least for the most part. And that is a powerful thing.
    Great Post Bubba. Loven me some carpe diem.

  2. Kara Morrissey

    I love this

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