Monday, April 21, 2008

Fun Monday - My Final Moments Movie

The challenge for this Monday comes from Tales of a Southern Doll.

What have you done in your life that was worth doing? I want to know the moments in your life that you hope will be the ones to pass through your mind when your time comes. I hope that doesn't sound too morbid. This doesn't necessarily have to be items you have checked off your Bucket List, it can be those small moments that made you smile, or the time you got that huge promotion you deserved, or the first time your baby smiled at you out of pure joy. I want to know all the moments, big and small, that make life sweet! If you don't already have a running list of these in your mind, you should! These moments help you remember how much your life is worth living, and we all deserve to enjoy it.

So, here is what I hope flashes before my eyes when my time comes:

Moments with my family. The trips I've taken with my parents and brother. The tricks that my brother and I played on my parents. All those times when we laughed till we cried. The long road trip from Tasmania to Canberra that only my brother and I went on.

Meeting Richard and thinking that he had the most smiley eyes I had every seen. Age and stress seem to have done something to the 'smiley' part these days but its still visible on certain days. I'd like to remember all those everyday moments when Richard had made my life just a little better. Like making my Milo, doing the dishes, giving me a massage, cleaning my shoes and so many other things. He makes me feel so loved and that would definitely be a good feeling to have when I reach the end.

Of course, Aaron is my biggest accomplishment to date seeing that I GREW HIM. So, I'll need lots of images of him flashing at the end. Watching Aaron bounce around inside me during one of the first ultrasound sessions. Aaron's first steps at Dunmore Park in Auchenflower, Brisbane. It was just me and him and he had an incredibly triumphant smile on his face after those two steps. His dancing and singing. His BIG HUGS. The face he makes when he's crying. EVERYTHING.

Scuba diving in 'Anemone City' at Pulau Redang, Malaysia. Beautiful, colorful soft corals EVERYWHERE. It looked just like Nemo's neighborhood and definitely the scene that always comes to mind when I think about diving. I hope there are some good dive spots in the afterlife! Anyway, this would be a good backdrop scene for looking back on life.

None of these are "accomplishments" in the original meaning of the word but its the 'Final Moments Movie' that I'd like to watch. I definitely would not want thoughts of work, no matter how big those accomplishments were, to be wasting my precious last moments.

You can check out more of the Fun Monday participants at Tales of a Southern Doll.


Hootin' Anni said...

I like your line "He has the most 'smiley' eyes I've seen". That is precious.

My F M is posted, I hope you can stop by and read my entry. Have a super-duper day.

Sayre said...

Your last moments don't have to be big accomplishments - just moments that you love.

ChrisB said...

These would be lovely things to remember.

Kellan said...

A very lovely list Amanda - just lovely!

Hope you are having a good day - see you soon - Kellan

Jo Beaufoix said...

I love your choices. Smiley eyes, cute kids and a Nemo background. Perfect.

Nap Warden said...

Great list!

Alison said...

wonderful list of wonderful things...isn't it nice to remember our blessing and accomplishments.

elizabeth embracing life said...

I take inventory on a regular basis. In my final moments the times of just being together and talking. We do that a lot and I truly embrace those moments.