The other day, I asked you to imagine that I am actually someone else in your life - child, spouse, parent, co-worker, boss, friend - who is not here. It was a pretty "out there" kind of post, and I must not have been clear in what I was asking you to respond to.
Maybe I do need you to revisit "It's a Wonderful Life" or "The Family Man". George Bailey wants to end his life, and he's shown by the angel, Clarence, what an impact that would have on all of the people who are important to him. Jack Campbell is given a "glimpse" of the life he would have had if he'd made a different decision after college. For Jack, it feels like a "do-over", except that he knows that the "other" life he's glimpsing exists only in an alternate reality, not the one he's currently actually living.
So maybe that is what I was asking you to do. Take stock of your current life. Note the individuals who are important in the life that you are currently living. I wasn't trying to put myself in an important position in your life; just saying imagine that the "I" in the question "What if I weren't here?" were actually one of the Important People in your current life. What if that Important Person in your current life either ceased to be a part of your life, or if it's easier to imagine it, never existed in your "picture"?
How would your life be different? How would You be living differently?
Here's the link for the other day's (possibly confusingly-worded) post.
Please do me a favor. Think about the Important Persons and then answer the questions. I'd really like to know what you'd do differently!