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!