Before I Die...

I want to introduce you to an amazing person and her story.  Her name is Candy Chang and she has started a movement that will make you pause and reflect about what you want to do before you die.

Do you ever listen and watch the wonderful TED talks?  TED talks are about presenting ideas that are worth spreading.  Download the TED talk app and jump right in. I get one emailed to me daily.  You won't regret it.

My dream is that one day Boos Bucket List will be the most talked about topic while going about our daily lives, because I believe that planning for your death is the best gift you can give to those left behind.  It would be fantastic to one day have the most popular, circulated, emailed, and "liked"  TED talk ever!  

In the meantime, while you continue to read this blog and continue to share your thoughts and conversations with me about planning for death, I wish to share with you Candy Chang's TED talk

Watch the whole talk-it is only 6 minutes long but will forever change your outlook on death.

My gut reaction when first watching Candy's TED talk was that Candy and I were both motivated to start something as a result of having lost a "mother".  She lost someone she loved suddenly and unexpected, as did I.

My Mom died seven years ago May 5.  Mother's Day is May 12.

Be sure to tell your Mom, if she is still living, that you love her.  I did, every time I spoke with Nonnie, and I have no regrets about not having done so-right up to the evening prior to her sudden death.

Candy was motivated to ask an important question about "meaningful things" in life and she provided a way for people to share their thoughts and answers in public spaces. Sharing secrets, wishes and hopes. Sharing information.

She also shared her belief that the two most important things we have is time and our relationships with others.

  • What really matters to you? 
  •  What do you want to do?
  • What do you want and need to share?
  • What do you want to do before you die?

"Preparing for death is one of the most empowering things you can do" and "Thinking about death clarifies your life".

Well said Candy, and thank you for sharing your message. 

Fill in the blank and send it to me on the comments below. Before I die I want to______