Don’t Wait for the Eulogy

You may know from your own experience, that, at funerals, a eulogy is read out.

To quote my dictionary, a eulogy is:

a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly, especially a tribute to someone who has just died.

I wrote and read one at my friend’s funeral, back in 2008. I spoke about how he had positively influenced my life. How he had inspired me, and quoted a few things he had said that have stuck with me till this very day. He was 22-years old when he died, and there were around 250 people to wave him goodbye.

It seems a shame to me to wait until the person has passed away for us to share what they meant to us; what impact they had on us.