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What would you do if you knew this was the last day of your life? It’s an interesting question because you hear people say that we should live like this every day but we don’t and we don’t because it’s not practical to do so. We have daily worries and responsibilities that we cannot ignore. We have families to attend to and chores to complete and it’s not realistic to act otherwise, at least not every day. But it’s still an interesting question.

What would you do if you knew today was the last day of your life? Would you still complete your “to do” list? Would you act as if it was just a day like every other? Would you spend it lamenting how little time you have left? Would you cry over lost opportunities? Would you rejoice that you’ve had a beautiful life?

I honestly don’t know what I would do. I know that I have had a beautiful life. I have little, if anything, to regret but I can’t help but think that a part of me would still be sad. It’s hard to think about leaving the people you love even if you believe you will one day see them again.

So, what would you do if today was the last day of your life? Would you spend it dancing or would you go to the park? Would spend your time wondering if today would still be your last day if you had taken a different path? Would you be sour because you can’t go back and do it again? Or would you know in your heart you lived as well as you are able?

Maybe it’s not practical to live every day like it’s your last. But, maybe once and awhile, it is a good idea to stop and take inventory your choices, of the things you’ve done and left undone and make new choices now before you can’t or make amends  before it’s too late. Maybe it’s not practical to live every day like it’s your last. But, maybe once and awhile, it is a good idea to take stock in the gifts you’ve been given.

Life is like a living organism and like all living things, it needs to be nurtured and fed and loved and tended to in order to grow. So, if today was your last, what would you do?

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