“Today is the only time we can possibly live.”

– Dale Carnegie

At my age, it’s difficult thinking about my last day. There’s just so many things that I’d like to do and one day would not be enough for me to do everything I want.

But supposing that I only have 24 hours left on earth, here’s what I would do:

I would spend a short time alone in prayer; a prayer of gratitude for everything that I had experienced, for everyone that I met, and for every lesson learned.

Even now, I know that I have been blessed with more than I really deserve; my experiences and the people I met shaped me, in one way or another, to become the person that I am today.  I have been blessed with family and friends who love me, a special person who understands and accepts me, and a quick mind and set of talents that opens opportunities for me.  For all of my blessings, for all of my triumphs, for my life, all I can really do is pray and give thanks that I had been privileged enough to have lived the life I am living.

I would spend time with the people I love and tell them all the things I’ve always felt but never said or showed.

I think my loved ones had always been in the dark about just how deep my emotions run. They have absolutely no idea just how happy they make me. They have no idea of just how much I love them. It is something I am trying to change but, well, old habits die hard so I’m sure there are some things still left unsaid. On my last day on earth, I will do my best to let my loved ones know that they are the greatest lights of my life.

I would do the simple things that make me the happiest and give me contentment.

Reading. Writing. Talking with my loved ones. Giving hugs. Giving kisses. Eating cake. Listening to music and singing along. Playing with little children. Cuddling a baby. Playing with dogs. Drinking with family and friends. Just doing small things that I usually take for granted but gives me a powerful feeling of love, happiness, passion, and contentment.

If I could do all of these while taking tequila shots at the beach, then yes, it is a perfect last day.


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s