You’ve probably been asked that question before. Or, maybe something similar to it. I know I have. More than once. And, lately, I’ve given some time to really think about it.
It’s a fact of life. Death. We are ALL going to go at some point. There is absolutely no way to avoid it.
As I’ve spent the last few months pondering on this question, I’ve noticed something of those that are older than me. Actually, maybe a few things.
They’ve accepted it. The other thing is that they don’t focus on the end, but rather the here and now.
It isn’t something I feel that very many people my age understand quite yet. Maybe I’m just blind to it, but it sure seems that the majority of people are focused on the material things of the world instead of the things that matter the most.
Time. Memories. Moments. Whichever one you want to think of it as they all have the same central concept. They are the things that won’t fade away. That fancy car you drive? It will eventually rust and wither away into nothing. That house? With just one strong gust of wind, it can be transformed into a pile of rubble. Clothes? Shoes? Jewelry? All of it won’t mean a damn thing at the end of time for you.
When you’re sitting at the end of your life, you’re likely going to think of the people that have come and gone from your life. You’re likely to think about all the time you wasted.
So, ask yourself the question…
If you knew you would die tomorrow, what would you change today?
Would you apologize to someone?
Would you smile bigger?
Would you be thankful for each breath you took?
Would you pick your words more carefully?
Why wait until that day comes? We don’t know when it will happen. We just know it will. Make the change now!