If you died today, how would your obituary read? How is this different from the way you would like it to be?
Death is indiscriminate. It is inevitable and can come at any moment. Honestly assessing our lives from time-to-time, and acknowledging our mortality is not morbid. It’s realistic and prompts opportunities to reflect on our readiness to meet the Lord, what we’ve done, failed to do, and would like to accomplish. I actually think this is something we should do every day.
If we are living the best way we know how every day–all day, every day–we have less stress. We don’t need to backtrack, at least not too far. We always treat people respectfully and compassionately. We live simply, honestly, and lovingly.