What would you do if you knew today was the last day of your life?

by Jan on June 16, 2009

Ever been asked the question, “What would you do if you knew today was the last day of your life?”…was just listening to Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying”…so I started to think about it and…

…my answer is eat fudge. Lots and lots of fudge. Not really. But have you ever given that question serious thought?

If I were granted wishes for my last day on earth I could say:

  • go skydiving or sing lead in a rock band
  • write a best seller or build a chain of orphanages in Africa so no child would go without care 
  • discover the cure for cancer
  • get that job I so desperately had wanted and deserved or spend as much money I want on anything I want
  • make all those kids in school that were so mean to me for all those years feel what I felt
  • go back and undo all the bad choices I made
  • love better, love deeper

So let’s see what I’ve covered: Unfulfilled dreams; acts of charity; greed; revenge; shame; regret; and love.

My guess is if I knew this was my last day in my 55 1/2 years of my life, I would pretty much do what I did today with a bit more verve. Get up (with much effort), drink coffee, pray, eat, call my loved ones, work, smile at strangers, go home and complain about my day, call more loved ones, pray, be grateful and go to bed. Oh, and definitely eat fudge. With nuts!

I guess that question is a good check to see if I’m where I want to be with myself and the world. Do I live in the “what I wish I would have done” or continue to put one foot in front of the other and live today with passion and some resign?

And even though today was a really rough day, I can honestly say to a great degree, I am certain I’m exactly where I am meant to be and for today, all is well in my world. As much as I would love to do all that I mentioned on my list, what I have right now is all I need…and it just doesn’t get any better than that…

Would love to hear what’s on your list!

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