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MORTALITY MOMENTS

Updated on July 26, 2010

DEFINITION

My purpose here is to define what I mean by mortality moments. I never had a near death experience so that is not what I am referring to in this exposition. I have a more profound experience to which I am referring when I talk about Mortality Moments. I am referring to that time of life when we all realize we have more days behind us that we have in the future. This can be a devastating revelation to every human who ever lived and we can’t escape its effect on all of us!!!!!!!!

OH WOE, WHAT TO DO?

The feeling of “Oh woe what to do”, is a common reaction to mortality moments, and that feeling can be a paralyzing, fear inspiring, deterrent to living out our lives. Each and every one of us must come to terms with our own mortality. I don’t claim it’s an easy chore, and it’s uncomfortable to even think about, but think about it we must, because there’s no alternative. It’s just a fact of being alive the life on this mortal plane is finite and will come to an end some day. If we throw up our hands and mourn our mortality we are already as good as dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MY SUGGESTIONS

  1. Be thankful every day for what God has given us. We may have new limitations, but remember what we still have.
  2. Keep our thoughts positive, because nobody likes a gloomy Gus.
  3. Do something constructive every day then we can relish our abilities and not be sad about what we can no longer do.
  4. Pray to the Lord for wisdom and ask for forgiveness of our sins in Jesus name and we have life everlasting to look forward to with God the Father through Jesus sacrifice on the cross.
  5. Treat every moment we have here on earth as a blessing and gift from God. Make our Heavenly Father proud to have us as his children.
  6. Be kind to others. We are all brothers and sisters in God eyes.

Folks we can’t come off this mortal plane alive so do what you can to enjoy what you can while there is still time because time is wasting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you Lord for today and I pray for another day, but Thy will be done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      eovery,

      It's a matter of everyone having the faith. It will sustain through all troubles.

      I wish this for eveyone also.

      Thank you for your comment.

    • eovery profile image

      eovery 

      8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      I understand that. I am glad I have knowledge that my spirit will live on, and that in the future I will be united with my body, family and friends. I am starting to feel a little of waiting for the next step and move on to my responsibilities in the life after, but right now I am not done raising my family, and have a lot of things to do here on earth yet.

      I just wish and hope other can have the assurance and peace.

      Keep on hubbing!

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      eovery,

      A mortality moment is not tied to a near death experience. It means as we get older we understand we have limited time left on the mortal plane.

      Thank you for commenting.

    • eovery profile image

      eovery 

      8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      I have never had a near death experience, and I don't care if I do, but as I get older, and being overweight, I am starting to worry.

      Keep on hubbing!

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pamela,

      Thank you for the compliment. It's a chore to perform, but the reward is well worth the effort!!!!!!!!!!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Tom, This is a great list and if I can do most of it most of the time then I would consider that a success. God Bless.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop,

      That's sage advice. We have no promises on this earth.

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 

      8 years ago

      Great advice Tom. I say live each day like it might be your last and take time to smell the roses.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      dahoglund,

      Thank you for your supportive comment.

    • dahoglund profile image

      Don A. Hoglund 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I think you have a pretty good list here. keep it with it.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Vladimir,

      Your teachings help me learn that lesson. Thank you for doing so!!!!!!!!!

    • Vladimir Uhri profile image

      Vladimir Uhri 

      8 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Thanks for this hub, Tom. We have to just set our mind that we are immortal, living forever. Then our heart will not be troubled.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Sheri,

      You have it right. We don't have to look for trouble it will find us in due time. We must stay positive and make the most of what we have!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • SheriSapp profile image

      SheriSapp 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      Tom,

      Good ideas for a happier life. Everyone has hardships now and then, but you must look for the positive and not always dwell on the negative. Thanks

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