My Master Key Experience

Master Key – Week 19


I will live this day as if it is my last. Og Mandino

I think I’d better do just that. My neighbor came by yesterday to tell me her sister and housemate passed suddenly. The news brought me so much sadness. She was a lovely person and a good neighbor. We stood outside many times over the years laughing and talking about everything and nothing. I will miss her.

Another friend asked me to participate in his husband’s memorial in 2 weeks. A friend’s Mother’s memorial is this Saturday. The year has just begun and I’ve attended a couple of memorials with more scheduled and learned that a friend’s cancer is now terminal.

We seem to be mostly living in yesterday or tomorrow. Death and dying seems far away until they aren’t. I know we’re all moving in that direction but instead of worrying about what might happen I choose to work on and make the best of what I have right this minute.

I will live this day as if it is my last.

I will call and text my children everyday just to say how much I love them. In fact, Sunday night I felt so much joy and appreciation for having them in my life I sent them both text messages to say that. What an amazing feeling to have those messages of love and appreciation returned.

I love Og’s way of expression. “I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day.” “Therefore, each hour of this day will I cherish for it can never return.” “The duties of today I shall fulfill today.” “This day I will make the best day of my life.”

I will live this day as if it is my last!


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  1. Great reminder of the fact that our life is now! Thank you.

  2. Great blog! It reminded me that we should tell our loved ones how much we love them daily, because daily is all we have. Thank you for that reminder.

    • You’re welcome! I just sent text messages this morning to my daughters & grands to say hi and I love you. Getting their responses back are the greatest feeling ever! There was a time I never thought this would be possible! Ever so grateful!!! Thank you Jane for the opportunity to express my appreciate today.

  3. Beautiful message, Aanya. Staying in the now is not easy. I love how you’ve applied that reading to your personal life. I think I’ll go text my kids:)

    • Awesome! I’m so grateful for text messaging! Whenever someone crosses my mind I can send them a quick message! I’ve found from some that it came at the perfect moment for them. Thank you!

  4. Your post touched my heart. It is a great reminder of the natural power of love being shared in today as well appreciating the beauty that surrounds us in each new day. Thank you Aanya, I wish you a loving day!

  5. Thanks Aanya for reinforcing “I will live this day as if it is my last.”…It is a very powerful phrase. It really helps me take take actions with love and care…

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