I've heard a few inspiring graduation speeches, which I'm sure many of you have as well. Sometimes, a speech given at a funeral of a loved one, can also be very touching. I've wondered, who would say mine when I leave this earth, and what would that person say. I was just thinking what I would say if I could give my own funeral speech, and what I would do if I organised my own funeral-
If I could organise my own funeral, and if I had quite a bit of cash, I would ask that on the day of my funeral, that a fun-fair be scheduled, with air-filled balloon castles for the children to play in, and man with the candy floss and popcorn machine giving out candies and treats. That there be rides, and plays. I would like the church to be filled with balloons of different colours, and with helium inside, so that they are touching the ceiling of the church, and have balloons with just normal oxygen/CO2 on the grounds of the church as well. Would love any kids, and maybe the adults, to learn that death is a part of life to accept. And so, life is fragile, and therefore important. As a Catholic, I believe that death is not the end, but the begining of something great. What you think of life, goes a long way in how you lived your life. We should give life some respect, since it came from God. Helping the poor, those who are unfortunate, the crippled, the lame, the blind, helping and caring for your fellow men, trying to save animals- these are all examples of men respecting life. There are also examples of men who disrespect life, and don't care about what happens to it. I hope I was not one of those men who disrespected life. Helping people, animals, those around us, has no reward on its own, but it is not for the reward that I do it, but cause I understand that life is precious. Well, I sorely hope that I did not do it for the reward.
Apart from this, certain virtues need to be followed, such as honour and respect. Without these two virtues, the life of others can be broken. Without these two virtues, care is lost. If these two virtues can be followed, one would have less regrets.
I tried my best to live my life with meaning. I just hope my death had some meaning as well. I hope my death served as a lesson to those around me. I hope that I did not go quietly into the night, but that I went in such a way that brought people closer to love. I do not care if I die in my sleep, or if I died from a dreadful disease. What I care about, is how I lived life, the way I respected it, and hopefully, honoured it. I hope I lived life to promote it, and died promoting it.