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    • kellyalysia1 year ago

      Incredible. What a life and what great wisdom.

    • danielw1 year ago

      “ Most people assume they will live into old age. I have come to see growing old as a privilege. Nobody should lament getting one year older, another grey hair or a wrinkle. Instead, be pleased that you’ve made it. If you feel like you haven’t made the most of your last year, try to use your next one better.”

    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      2 years ago

      This deserves AOTD - read and be inspired. What an amazing human - dying as he lived, with passion, courage and generosity of spirit.

      • dukie42 years ago

        So true

        Life is for enjoyment. Make of it what you can.

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      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        2 years ago

        Agreed!

    • deephdave
      Top reader of all time
      2 years ago

      "But everybody dies, and there will always be places and experiences missing from anyone’s life – the world has too much beauty and adventure for one person to see."

      • Karenz
        Scribe
        2 years ago

        I’m in my 70’s and can only pray daily that I’ll die with this kind of graciousness and gratitude. As the time draws closer for me, I can applaud his courage with awe. Bless his family and friends!

        • 740digital2 years ago

          Well said. I’ve seen several people face certain death with courage and dignity, but they were some 60 years older than Elliott Dallen. I keep telling myself that life is short. I hope to remember his words: “Life is for enjoyment.”

    • ChetD2 years ago

      Beautifully written. Serves as a reminder of what’s really important in life. I found it inspirational

    • TaniksHunter2 years ago

      I work in health care, extremely closely with people who are dying. I deal with death on a regular basis.

      This article was so beautiful and powerful. Definitely a must read for everyone, and it better be AOTD!

    • jackdille
      Scout
      2 years ago

      😭 😔🙏

      • jeff
        Top reader this weekTop reader of all timeReading streakScoutScribe
        2 years ago

        Seriously. Even though I suppose I should have been, I was still not prepared for the ending.