I have good health and I have a decent appearance for my 80 year age .As is normal for people my age many people I have loved have died. I live in a senior housing facility where death is in my face constantly. I surely do not want to squander the wonderful joys that are in this day b y fearing death
Many years ago one of my therapists suggestd I daily pray the following prayer. “Today is as good a day as any for me to die. If you allow me to live let me live in joy and love”.
‘I have chosen to pray that prayer although not on a daily basis I want to disarm my fear of death. Why destroy all of the joy this day holds by being afraid? I choose life rather than living in denial about dying.
I wrote this this yesterday morning as an exercise in confronting my approaching death so that I could get my fear dealt with. I had a good day.