What if you went to the doctor today and were given a terminal diagnosis? What if you were told that you’re dying?
What would you do with your remaining days?
I know what I would do.
My days would be filled with simple pleasures. I’d spend time with the people I love, as well as my animals. I’d do jobs that I have to do, and tasks that I want to do. I’d go to the post office and the grocery store. I’d talk to the neighbours, and chat at the gas station. I’d go out for pizza and ice cream. I’d have a big BBQ in the back yard, and I’d go to church in town. Like I said, simple pleasures.
That’s what I would do.
But maybe you’d do something different. Maybe instead of simple pleasures, you’d be looking for wild adventures, travel, and experiences! And that’s great! It’s your last days, so you can choose how you spend them.
Now here’s the thing.
You ARE dying.
You don’t need a doctor to give you a terminal diagnosis. You already have one. You were born with it. It’s called LIFE.
You see, life guarantees one thing: physical death. Your. Body. Will. Die.
Death isn’t a bad thing. It means you lived.
Death only seems like a bad thing if you haven’t fully lived.
Think about it: if you live a full and complete life, then why would you be scared of death?
But if you fail to live fully, if you hold back your joy and your heart, if you don’t fully connect to your life every moment you’ve got, then of course you’ll want more and more time.
So if death is certain, why not live fully?
If death is certainly coming, what are we waiting for? Why deny ourselves the life we have right now? Why deny others their lives? Why take away our ability to live our last days on earth the way our souls are crying out for?
When what we want is life, then why take it away? Why take life away for the sake of not dying?
Frankly, I’d rather die than not live.
These are your last days on earth. What are you going to do with them?
Let us know: what do you value more, LIVING or NOT DYING?
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