It's well known that many people, when given a terminal diagnosis, have a very quick realignment of their basic values. Once we KNOW we don't have long to live, our desire to experience life intensifies.
We've all sleepwalked through a day (or months or years) at some point in life or another. We do that...
But if this moment is all you have, what is one thing that you know is important to you that you are not doing?
I guarantee you know what that is.
I'm not talking about changing the world. (But if you have a plan for that, be my guest!).
Maybe you just
- Start that book you bought?
- Call a your Dad?
- Tell someone you love them?
- Finally sell that old car?
- Take one day off
Each day I have a choice. I don't have to make radical life changing decisions every day. All I have to do is make a little choice, right now.
Quality of life is ultimately created by the choices we make, not the things we have. Maybe it's decided by our ability to make the choice to allow the present distraction to pass as we chose what supports our desires in the deeper sense. Or maybe it's the choice to live fully now and do the silly thing. I don't know what it will be for you.
But one thing is certain.
You may not be here tomorrow.
Nor may I.
That makes me want to get a few things done.
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