The other day I was walking and found myself in the local cemetery. This is not as morbid as it might sound; there are several things that one can learn from a visit to the local cemetery.

One thing is to look at the names and markers: think about what these people are missing – and the joy that comes from just being alive.

One can also practice calculating in your head by figuring how old the deceased are given the years of birth and death. If you keep this up, you’ll certainly find some who died young. One family I discovered had three children die over a period of a couple of decades.

You may also find that some markers are uncared for; do something for the deceased and clean them up!

After a walk among the deceased, you may find that life is much more vibrant!

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