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What Words Do You Want Spoken About You When You Die?

How's your moral courage lately?

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Senator John McCain died three days ago. Have you noticed the common words used to describe him? A man of moral courage seems to sum him up.

I randomly chose an article from my news feed and pulled these words from this one Forbes story. It reminded me that what will be said at my funeral is directly related to the life I am leading right now. Time to get cracking and live the life you want rather than the life you’ve accepted.

Civility

Courage

Integrity

Values

bravest

decent

honorable

exceptional

conscience

duty

deep sense of right and wrong

respect

moral courage

human decency

civility

service

truth teller

refusal to diminish or dehumanize people

legacy

compassion

affect positive change

equitable

dignity

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