Live Like Your Dying

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  1. katiem2 profile image58
    katiem2posted 8 years ago

    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?

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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..

      1. katiem2 profile image58
        katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I almost mentioned that but decided to leave the time frame open to individual thought.  smile

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. katiem2 profile image58
        katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That is a total oversight on my rush to multi-task, thanks for the edit, Thinking about .... didn't notice.   Thanks I'm off to change it now....

    3. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nothing different.   I have thought about that deeply and wrote a hub about that recently - it is called "This is enough".

    4. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      OPPPS sorry for the misuse of Your.... duh it's suppose to be You're

  2. SteveoMc profile image72
    SteveoMcposted 8 years ago

    If I was dying soon, I would charge all of my credit cards up to the max.   Wait a minute I already did that.

    1. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh no.... what next?  smile

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    the hub is beautiful Katie,

    1. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.  smilesmilesmilesmilesmilesmile

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks again Katie, and many thanks for that inspiring hub and will come back again and again to have a peek of it,

  4. Misha profile image72
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I know I am dying. Hardly anything different smile

    1. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Misha, good to see you  smile

  5. Misha profile image72
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Hi Katie, same at you, really ♥

    1. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks friend smile

  6. blondepoet profile image67
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Misha profile image72
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think we have to Deb - but it definitely feels good when we manage ♥

      1. blondepoet profile image67
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Misha profile image72
          Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I came to the same conclusion. Remember Kozma Prutkov? "If you want to be happy - be happy " smile

          1. blondepoet profile image67
            blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            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.

    2. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well said blondepoet, well said indeed!

      Aw yes we can't forget the prawns... smile

      1. blondepoet profile image67
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. katiem2 profile image58
          katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          No you have not told me that, I'm impressed and ready to go out for prawns, WITH YOU!  smile

  7. Misha profile image72
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    LOL Now I have to google peli manis yikes

    1. blondepoet profile image67
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Omg and we are both Russians. Oh you must call it something else.
      Pierogi? Dang am unsure of the spelling.
      You know the little meat dumplings that look like belly buttons LMAO.

  8. Misha profile image72
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    LOL Why two words? That threw me off completely lol

    I would write them as pel'meni smile

    1. blondepoet profile image67
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Haha Mish yes you are probably right being a gal who has never spent a lot of time writing the word too busy eating them...

  9. Misha profile image72
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    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? wink

    1. blondepoet profile image67
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Done deal.

      1. katiem2 profile image58
        katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I did enjoy the highjacking.... smile

  10. ahorseback profile image76
    ahorsebackposted 8 years ago

    In truth aren't we all dieing now?

    1. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      exactly, that's what live like your dying is all about... smile

    2. profile image0
      Kathryn LJposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  11. profile image62
    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    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!

    1. blondepoet profile image67
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Aww Logic I gladly receive that. Got to agree Katie and I are one of a kind LMAO.

      1. katiem2 profile image58
        katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I second that...smile

  12. profile image0
    Kathryn LJposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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...

  13. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    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. smile
    I'll have to visit your hub katiem.

    1. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's about making the best of life now while your alive and well.

      1. Hubbin4V12 profile image67
        Hubbin4V12posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. katiem2 profile image58
          katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks hubbin4, I'm enjoying the response.

  14. ahorseback profile image76
    ahorsebackposted 8 years ago

    Perhaps a good question would be , how would we treat others  knowing that we were dieing, would it change us for the better.

    1. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ewwwwww that's a great question.  I def think I would be more appreciative of others and a kinder person, possibly a better listener.

  15. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    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.

  16. MrsKnowledge profile image56
    MrsKnowledgeposted 8 years ago

    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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