May 3

Great Questions – Part 1

Posted by lori . 11 Comments


Sorting through your heirlooms, photos and memorabilia can start to feel overwhelming.  My friend, Amy, told me about a conversation she had with her husband and some questions they asked each other.  I thought the questions were brilliant and could be very informative and helpful in putting your “stuff” in perspective.

So, this month’s “If I Died Today” posts are inspired by my friend, Amy.  Each week, I’ll post a different question to get you thinking.  This week’s question is:

If I died today, what 5 things would you want to keep to remember me by and why?

Ask this question to the special people in your life.  The answers might surprise you.

Daily Inspiration


We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

Anais Nin

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11 Responses to " Great Questions – Part 1"

  • That is a really good question to help prioritise your things.

  • Declan says:

    Mum says she knows the answers already

    The code to your safe
    Credit card and pin number
    The key to that case you keep locked under the bed
    The car
    The Greyhound

    Hehe! Deccy x

  • BOL Deccy! I just asked my hubby the question and all I got back was a blank look and “what sort of a stupid question is that?”

    I said, I know at least one thing I’d want to keep to remember him by, and that’s “your money.” Oh dear, oh dear. Are we not taking this seriously enough, though it is a lovely question?

    The daily inspiration is great too. Thanks Lori! x

  • That’s an interesting question…. That’s for sure. When HH’s parents died, she had trouble figuring out what to keep and what to let go.

    pawhugs, Max

  • Bassetmomma says:

    Great question, but I can’t stop laughing at Deccy’s response! LOL!

  • houndstooth says:

    What a great question! I’ll have to ponder that one a little while!

    Deccy is as funny as ever, I see!

  • fern reed says:

    A very good question!!! I am going to have to think about this for a while!!! Can we let you know???

  • Amy says:

    I LOVE my conversations with Lori! Always so thought provoking. She left out of her intro that Tyler and I had that discussion because I was pondering her Legacy blog post. I won’t even tell you how many of “Lori’s Favorite Things” I have bought!

    Tyler had some good answers…
    1) the black sweater with pink lining I wore when we walked around Traverse City on our wedding night (we eloped). We had to buy it at an outlet on a previous weekend trip because we didn’t realize it was going to be so cold.
    2) my wedding ring
    3) my horribly ugly worn bathrobe that I wear all the time
    4) the perfume “Pure Poison” that I wear on special occasions
    5) something I created
    (Money, property, greyhounds, etc legally are his)

    Funny thinking of all the things that I own/keep that he has no idea of the meaning behind. He doesn’t really know what is in most of my drawers and closets (thankfully!!!) Same for you, right Lori?!?!

    My mom would say 5 things from a completely different time in my life.
    Things like my diploma, favorite stuffed animal, necklace I didn’t take off for 15 years (that Tyler has never seen), etc.

    Zonda would fight Tyler for momma’s robe 🙂

  • kari says:

    I love this – I cant wait to ask my husband this and see what he says!

  • LOL Deccy! The BF said
    1. Nola
    2. My photos
    3. My perfume
    4. My beat up purple Converse All Stars
    5. My “A” necklace
    Nola’s Mom

  • Patty says:

    Wow, I don’t know. I will have to think on that.

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