Memento Mori

Last Tuesday we unfortunately had to put our cat Motzi to sleep. It was the first time our daughter had experienced the death of a family member. She had suffered a lot and we miss the little cat very much. I myself have been confronted with death many times and every time it happens, it is still a shock.
In ancient Rome there was the expression “memento mori” – be aware of your mortality.
Far too often we deal with things that, when we look at them more closely, are not so bad.
How many people get extremely upset while driving when the black Merceds on the highway don’t move out of the left lane or the silver BMW overtakes us from the right. Then they say: “Always those BMW drivers!” or “Don’t you have eyes in your head!” (The car brands can be replaced by any car brand).
A little information: The other driver never hears you. The only thing that happens is that you get upset yourself. But is it really necessary to get so upset in such situations? Does it help in the moment when you get so upset? What does it do to you?
I myself lost one of my best friends a year and a half ago. He had received a terminal diagnosis and died within less than four months. This made me realize how fleeting our lives are and that they can be over much quicker than you would like. When you’re dying, do you really think you’ll still care what the electricity price is or that you don’t have the latest iPhone?

Be aware of your mortality.
Ask yourself these questions again and again:
➡️ What is really important to you in your life?
➡️ How much time a day do you spend on it?

I wish you all a wonderful day! 🌻

Feel free to write in the comments what is the most important thing in life for you.

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