Sonia Todd, 38, died of cancer in 2012, leaving her family and friends heartbroken at the loss of the feisty and lovely mother.
In her final moments, Todd seemed to have spotted a few life lessons she wanted to share, leaving them in a self-obituary that surfaced years later on Facebook.
Someone found the obituary years later and posted the gem on Facebook for everyone to see. The post quickly went viral and warmed the hearts of dozens of netizens.
Todd’s obituary reads:
My name is Sonia Todd and I died of cancer at the age of 38. I chose to write my own obituaries because they are usually written in different ways that I just don’t care. Either family or friends get together and list every little accomplishment from cradle to grave in a timeline format, or they try to write a poetic final stanza about someone’s life so radiant it might seem like the departed be the living embodiment of a deity.
Some people have told me that writing my own obituary is morbid, but I think it’s great because I get the opportunity to say thank you to all the people who have helped me along the way. The ones who loved me, helped me, took care of me, laughed with me, and taught me things so I could have a wonderful, happy life. I was blessed beyond measure to know you all. That made my life worthwhile. If you are thinking of me and would like to do something to honor my memory, do this:
– Volunteering at a school, church or library.
– Write someone a letter and tell them how it has had a positive impact on your life.
– If you smoke – stop.
– If you drink and drive – stop.
– Turn off the electronics and take a kid to eat ice cream and talk to them about their hopes and dreams.
– Forgive someone who doesn’t deserve it.
– Stop at any kid-operated lemonade stand and brag about their product.
– Make someone smile today if it’s in your power.
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