Do you ever have thoughts about wanting to die? If so, why do you want to stay alive? What’s worth living for?
Think of 3 things worth living for. For me, I answer — to lose the rest of my baby weight, (my last child was born 13 years ago), God, and family. Whatever any of our three things are, I call those “hope”.
Hope only belongs to the living. Even when you are actively dying, hope means you are indeed still alive. Those three things you think are worth living for now are the things you will reflect on during end of life. They are what you will use to determine whether you have lived a life worth living or not. In all the in between moments, keep those things in front of you and then you will be ready to die if you must.
Self-care Tip: Live, ready to die.
Questions: Are you ready to live and to die? What is in that space for you?