I know, I know, everyone says it, I sing it “…If I die younnng…” and “Liiiiiiive like you are dying…” and guess what? They’re just words that are incredibly easy to say.
Struggling to find something interesting to share with my friends after our quiet holidays, this morning on the loo (my only place for quiet contemplation) I read the words “You may die today”. I had a genuine “Ahaaaa” moment.
In this world of worry, I’m guilty as hell and a step away from the gallows (too much Netflix…Wait! That’s an oxymoron!) I’m always looking forward to “my next closing” or “when my books become movies or series” or “time to write so I can make that happen” or the thousands of things I’m hoping to find time for. Let’s face it, because time is so incredibly elusive, hoping to find more of it is the very impetus that drives us forward.
Knowing I may die today will make me make every single millisecond count. I will tell everyone I love, just how much. I will forgive people I think have hurt me. I will tackle and complete the most essential things so as not to leave a mess for someone else to clean up. I will take as much time as I want to cuddle my dogs and my sweet husband, not necessarily in that order. I will remind myself there is no point in worrying about tomorrow or next week. Today is all I have, and dammit, I’ll make it productive and fabulous and soul-satisfying!
So, in this ninth day of a brand new decade, I wish you what may be your last day, every day. It’s what I wish myself.
Here’s hoping we remember for 365 consecutive days and live each of those last days as our best days.
That’s my goal. What’s yours? I’d love to hear. Post your most profound thoughts on my Facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whatever you do, just make it freakin’ spectacular.
Until next time, I’m off to pat a husband and cuddle a dog…oops…well, it’s my last day…either way they’ll know I adore them.
Cheers! Cheers! And Happy 2020.
P.S. Let’s make a bumper sticker: MAKING MY MOMENT MONUMENTAL. Pass me if you must.