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Learning More About the World's Religions

Growing up, I was taught all there is to know about Christianity, but my family didn't put a lot of emphasis in trying to get to know the religions of other people from around the world. As a result, I had a lot of questions once I became an adult and started to do some traveling. I found myself visiting different churches and places of worship to get answers, and most of what I learned was simply fascinating. Today, I enjoy helping others understand the differences and similarities between various religions because I feel that it brings us closer together as humans. So I started this blog to provide insight and information about some of the most notorious religions of all time. I hope you enjoy what you find here!

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What Should Your Headstone Look Like And Say?

Deanna Peterson

As you are planning for the end of your life, one of the questions you may be asking yourself is how you would like to be memorialized at your grave site. When you are thinking about your headstone, you should ask a few questions to come to the answer that is right for you:

What kind of headstone do you want?

There are a lot of different options of headstones, but not all cemeteries have the same headstone policies. Make sure you check what they are where you'll be buried before you get your heart set on a specific kind of headstone. While you could go with a standard headstone, consider doing something unique.

  1. Get a bench. There are not many places to sit in a cemetery and a bench is an simple way to invite people to sit down and stay a spell.
  2. Look at a plinth. Plinths used to be more popular than they are today, but they still are an imposing sight at a cemetery. If you want to make a statement, there are few better ways to do so.
  3. Go natural. A headstone that looks like an uncut stone can convey a sense of connection with the outdoors and showcase your love of nature.

What do you want your headstone to say?

As future generations visit your burial place, many will stop and see what you have written on your headstone. As a result, it is one of the most lasting ways that you can leave a legacy. There are a few directions that you can go with your headstone engravings:

  1. Funny quotes. Perhaps you are best known for your sense of humor and would like others to remember that. Here are a few famous examples of funny quotes that celebrities have used to leave a legacy.
    1. Leslie Nelson - "Let 'er rip!"
    2. Mel Blanc - "That's all folks!"
    3. Merv Griffin - "I will not be right back after this message."
  2. Profound sayings. You may want to inspire those who see your headstone. Here are a few examples from some famous headstones where they left inspiration behind after they departed.
    1. Woody Hayes - "And in the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love hears the rustle of a wing."
    2. Frank Sinatra - "The best is yet to come."
    3. Lord Byron - "But there is that within me that shall tire. Torture and time, and breathe when I expire."

As you consider what you want your headstone to look like and say, make sure that it ultimately reflects who you are and conveys that to the world.


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