Thanks to my fans for the amazing and very touching feedback and love recieved from my recent hub, Live Like Your Dying.
I'm moved to ask this question, starting, a thread of thought and consideration to all those who have read it...
What in fact would you do if you knew you were dying?
well i know i am dying but probably 40 years from now..on serious notes i had written an hub on it was what is you die today..
This is one of those questions that's impossible to answer. In theory, I would sell everything up and go travelling with my husband.
In practice, if you know you're dying then it's because of disease, and that usually means you don't have the freedom to do many of the things you'd like to do.
And sorry, but my inner grammar nazi can't stand it any more - can you change your Hub to "Live Like You're Dying" please? Your is possessive.
Nothing different. I have thought about that deeply and wrote a hub about that recently - it is called "This is enough".
OPPPS sorry for the misuse of Your.... duh it's suppose to be You're
If I was dying soon, I would charge all of my credit cards up to the max. Wait a minute I already did that.
Thanks M, I value your opinion. It's amazing how it's touched so many, I get lot of emails about it.
Your doing a fantastic body of work with this food challenge!
Great WORK and wonderful contributions to all our diets.
I know as each day moves forward it is a step closer to dying. This is why every day I look for the rainbow. We have to make the best of every single moment we have on this earth.
That is another reason I like to eat as many prawns as I can while I can lol.
I don't think we have to Deb - but it definitely feels good when we manage ♥
Yes I agree Mish. I think the secret is, to get a grip on worrying and stressing, they don't get you anywhere, and just find a way to be happy in our lives especially within ourselves.
I came to the same conclusion. Remember Kozma Prutkov? "If you want to be happy - be happy "
Yes I do Mish. Now that says it all. On that note I am off to eat cause that certainly makes me happy.
I cook peli manis once a week too by the way. Stand there rolling out a couple hundred or more at a time. Omg they come a close second to my prawns. Now that makes me happy especially once they are boiling.
Well said blondepoet, well said indeed!
Aw yes we can't forget the prawns...
Oh dang where is the tartare sauce gone..........
Seriously I have made myself ravenous with all these intoxicating thoughts of prawns. Must go eat LMAO.
Did I ever tell you Katie that I am the worlds fastest prawn peeler I can peel them for myself and someone else yet still end up with 6 times as many shells on my plate.
LOL Why two words? That threw me off completely
I would write them as pel'meni
OK, now you go have your breakfast thinking of me, and I go have my dinner thinking of you, and we happily stop highjacking Katie's thread, deal?
exactly, that's what live like your dying is all about...
My terminally ill husband hated people saying 'we are all dying'. He used to enquire as to which was the worst symptom they were having to put up with, was it the radio therapy burns or the sleepless nights? That shut them up. Living, that's the trick. We're not all dying but we may be wasting our living.
I try to ignore that death will come eventually as there is nothing I can do to abate it. However I can control what I do with the living. I seek more knowledge, more experiences and more enjoyment! I guess that is one of the reasons I come here. It is a chance to learn more from a very diverse group of people. Some of it is enjoyable, some troubling. Some new experiences, some repetitious one. Some interesting some boring. Then there are some like BP and yourself that are just plain intriguing!
I lived with someone with a terminal illness for 10 years. They lived every day as if it was their last. It was exhausting. The brutal honesty was a bit of a mind blower too. However, it was what they wanted and they said they would only give up and die when it was no longer funny, (life that is.) Good as their word, they went when there was nothing left to laugh at. Any one who knows the NHS will understand why it took 10 years.
My Dad was terminally ill and when we found out I thought OMG it could happen at any moment. He made it through many years and I have somewhat of an understanding as to what you describe. Every persons experience is different but it sort of got to be like waiting for the other shoe to drop after a few years. My Dad died young. It's hard living with someone who is sick and dying, I just kept wondering how he was...
said so well, BP. our life is within.
I think also to accept death as a natural part of the journey.
other than making sure all legal matters are taken care of, I would do nothing different.
I'll have to visit your hub katiem.
It's about making the best of life now while your alive and well.
i totally agree, why wait to do anything, everyday one should at least attempt to try something new or out of their element, and at be as positive as possible.
Personally I would traverse Europe, perhaps go sky diving and possibly even take up becoming a pilot. Just to name a few maybes. Great hub and thread btw Kat.
Perhaps a good question would be , how would we treat others knowing that we were dieing, would it change us for the better.
hmmmm...I think I'd be very selective of who I'd want to spend my last days, months with...I'd want it to be a good time...good energy and all of that..it'd be all about me. If I wasn't a kind person before I'm not sure if all of a sudden I'd become one and become a better listener...I'd be listening to me...and I wouldn't want anyone leaning on me for support or comfort when I'd be the one that is actually going to die. if there was an exchange in communication - it wouldn't be just about listening - it would be an actual exchange - back and forth....to the delight and satisfaction of everyone. i'm not sure if that made a lot of sense.
I would make sure that every moment i spent was doing something I enjoy. That way I would be enjoying life all the way up until my last breath.
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