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Living and dying well


Philip Yancey mentions in his book on Prayer on page 281 about what his wife Janet has learned about spending time with people in hospice care.   Yancey says, “Imminent death offers a chance for old wounds to be healed, grudges forgiven, legacies passesd on.  Sometimes that happens, sometimes it happens.

He then mentions that his wife found that “the obstacles to a good death were the very same obstacles to physical health: anxiety, tension, worry, guilt, fear.”    Not sure exactly the difference between anxiety and worry.  Came up with the following to help me remember this: WAGFiT .  I wonder if another one for the A would be Anger–sure seems to keep people from living well as well as dying well.

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