Let's say you were tipped off from "higher authorities" that you've only got a year of earthly life left. You are fit and healthy but unfortunately, time is running out. What would you choose to accomplish in this precious time remaining after taken care of all personal affairs? All your resources remain the same as your present day, so make it as real as possible.
I would sell my house and buy a nice RV and travel to all the places I'd like to see in the US.
I wouldn't underestimate the power of prayer to THE "Higher Power"....
So, like Hezekiah, I would turn my face to the wall and cry; and ask my God for another 15 years.
Whatever comes after that depends on His answer.....
I am answering yours before answering Marissa for a reason. I find your words to be foolish. Cowardice?
How is it cowardice? It takes an over abundance of courage to take one's own life.
A coward wouldn't be able to take their own life. I think you're confused.
@Marissa, there would be no since in living the remain days. The mental torture is not worth the time or energy. It's best, that when I received the news that I would most certainly die and heard it from a "higher authority"(meaning someone spoke it in my head and it wasn't me), then by all means, I would then probably find it more invigorating to meet the person/entity or whatever spoke in my head, so living would mean nothing, so end it.
Actually that's a good answer. Because if you did receive word from a "higher authority", that would be proof there was such a Being, so you might as well get to Heaven as soon as possible.
Spend quality time with my family. Make a video for my 5 wonderful grandkids so they would know how much I love them and remember me in years to come.
Sell all of my material items. Find the most beautiful, peaceful place on earth (to me), and live there. But, only if my family came with me, and I am sure they would.
i'd finish writing my book. then, take a vacation with my kids.
I was in such condition from last few years and still living normally with lots of courage to do something big..... Don't be fooled by others, make fool yourself..... Becoz "ALL IS Well"
I've also created a simple page for this : "All Is Well" ,
Sometimes I really like to chew through this hypothetical scenario "what if I only had a year to live", it helps me putting things in perspective ie. what's important and what's not. I think it is the height of arrogance or ignorance to carry on everyday like it will last forever and squander the best part of my life NOT doing anything that MATTERS.
Recently I have come down with this sense of "Urgency" to birth forth my potential when I still have time, when it is still not too late. I don't want to die with all my potential unborn, unspent, unmanifested. I don't understand this great sense of urgency but it really kicks start the action!
I refuses to live a life "just to survive", do a job to just so I could have food on the table and roof over my head. I quit my job as an international airline flight attendant to become a therapeutic massage therapist because it makes me happy to help people feel better. At my spare time I write and paint, paint and paint.
If I only had a year to live, I want to paint and bring out the magical worlds inside my imagination, depict the amazing spectrum of inspiration to the best of my ability. I want to make them available to the world audience, to help inspire a richer inner and outer world of creativity and co-creation.
Living is not mere surviving.
If I were a fire cracker, I don't want to last forever just to exist indefinitely.
I want to be ignited.
then death will be a happy ending,
a "mission complete!"
don't you think?
Tomorrow isn't guaranteed for anyone. A lot of unknown can possibly happen. Then again, there also is a possibility tomorrow comes without any issue whatsoever.
Yep....so I try to make every day count. But on the negative days when I spew doo-doo from my heart, I always pay dearly for it. But really, if I knew the clock was ticking I think I'd get on the ball even more. I'd definitley write my memoirs.
I would publish my literature, as soon as possible, for leaving my footprints in this world. And then I would try to enjoy each and every moment of my life.
You never know how much time you have.
Do what you really think you should be doing now.
Spend time with those you love now.
Enjoy life now.
Make a difference for good right now.
Do something kind that no one else knows about.
Stop playing stupid video games.
I would not change a thing. I have been under that sword for some time now and just don't worry about it anymore.
I would climb a mountain. Why? Because they scare the heck out of me. I would climb one to say, "There I did it, and I'm still alive." Then, if I fell off and died(which is my reason of mountain phobia) I was gonna die anyway...right?
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