If I had __ time left to live, how would I spend that time?


What if you were told you had one day to live? One week? One month? One year? What would you do with the precious time you had left? My dear friend, Rebecca Kittle, pondered this question after the recent tragic death of her cousin. He had been misdiagnosed, and by the time the true nature of his illness was discovered, it was too late.


What if you were told you had one day to live? One week? One month? One year? What would you do with the precious time you had left? My dear friend, Rebecca Kittle, pondered this question after the recent tragic death of her cousin. He had been misdiagnosed, and by the time the true nature of his illness was discovered, it was too late. 

All of us are headed toward the finish line; some of us are sprinting, while others are taking baby steps. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not suggesting we all focus on our deaths. I do want to remind you, however, to live each day as though you knew your end date. Life is happening today. Make it count.

Of course, all this ties in with my upcoming book, Why Wait: A practical guide to checking off your Bucket List right now! But it’s not just about the book. As many of you know, I have a dear friend, Gladys Dubovsky, who is 103. Last week, she was diagnosed with pneumonia and is currently in the hospital. She is getting IV fluids and antibiotics, but she’s still very weak. 

I worry for her. I pray for her. I selfishly want to hang onto her. Time will tell how she reacts to the medication. My sincere hope is that she gets better and stronger and is allowed to go home and sleep in her own bed. Selfishly, I want to be able to visit her again as soon as she’s home, watch Jeopardy with her, argue politics (we both think the same, so there’s no arguing between us – just with the daily news!), cook French toast in the morning, and discuss our next book. Yes, that’s right. She and I are working on another book together. More on that later.

If I may be so bold, for those of you out there who pray, I’d like to ask you to pray for her. For those who aren’t so inclined, if I may, please send out positive thoughts. Thoughts are powerful. They have frequencies which can actually be measured. 

One last thing. Tell someone you love how much they are appreciated. Give out three compliments today. When you hug your children tonight, hold them just a bit longer and whisper a thank you for them coming into your lives. 

I appreciate all of you. I wish you peace.

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