Make it Happen Monday: If I Knew…

31
Oct
2011

If I knew I had exactly 25 years to live, I’d be intent on living them well.
I’m sure many times during those years, I would lose sight of time.
And slip into a regular routine.

If I knew I had 10 years to live, initially I would be quite concerned.
I would make pledges to myself to do this or to do that.
I would want to start doing all the things I have always wanted to do.
However, I’m almost certain the whole 10 years would not be focused on fulfilling these dreams and goals.

If I had only 1 year to live, life would change very quickly.
I would instantly begin to do each and every thing I have always wanted to do.
I know I would appreciate my friends and family much more.
And every get together would be cherished so much more intensely.
I would take on new projects and try to discover new talents.
I would travel the world and try to experience joy every day.

If I knew I only had 1 day to live, what would I do?
I would live that day to the fullest.  I would not spend that time thinking about why this is happening or feeling sorry for myself.
I would spend it with those people closest to me and try to enjoy every minute.
I know that every flower I saw would look so much brighter.
I know the sound of the birds would be that much sweeter.
I know I would feel more love than ever for the people around me.
I know I would focus more on my surroundings.

If I knew I only had 10 seconds to live, would there be time to do anything at all?
Those seconds could be easily filled with surprise, sadness, regret, and concern.
But I would like to think that I’d spend those 10 seconds sitting outside looking up at the sky and smiling while the beautiful world says good-bye with a kiss from the Sun.

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