Lessons from a Cemetery

by | Mar 23, 2023 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

I walk around our little town cemetery every day with my dog Tully. The cemetery was established in 1884. Since I’m on the cemetery board, I’ve spent lots of time with maintenance—picking up limbs, planting bulbs, finding buried headstones.

I’ve learned some lessons from my time in my cemetery role.

  • Build up. (Many of the headstones have been buried under the weight and shift of time—my foundation needs to be firm.)
  • Expect growth. (Plan for the unexpected and expansion of goals and dreams.)
  • Cultivate beauty. (Plant my garden and surround myself with nature and beauty.)
  • Love your neighbors. (I have a life to share with others.)
  • Focus on eternity. (This life doesn’t last forever.)

I’m sure I have many more lessons to learn from this journey.


1 Comment

  1. Katie

    That is beautiful! I’m so proud of your work! I look forward to supporting the cemetery. Send me the request form.


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