By now, you know I’m really into unusual holidays, and today is Plan Your Epitaph Day. At first glance, that might seem a little morbid. The act of writing a statement that could be inscribed on your tombstone is closely associated with death, but we can look at this in a much more positive light.

Obviously, we’re all going to die. I’m the last person who wants to admit that, but it’s just true. The legacy that we leave is dependent on what we do in life, though. Today is the time for you to think about future long term goals. Ultimately, what do you want to accomplish? Who do you want to be? What do you want to be remembered for?

What’s the most important to you?

“She spread color, joy, and fun. She lived strangely and with passion.”

I would love for those words to be my epitaph, and even more than that, I would love for them to be 100% true. Do you see how writing this can be an internal motivator? Look at it optimistically: You have your whole life to accomplish this.

If this activity seems too dark for you today, I suggest this alternative: Your Life Story In Six Words. Last year, I decided mine would be “It’s all about dazzle, so far”, and I still feel good about that.

I would love to know what you come up with for yourself, as well as your general feelings on this topic.