Tomorrow is a gift. It is not promised. What do I mean by live like you were dying? Think about all the things you wanted to do but either you just never got around to doing them or you were just to afraid to do them. If you are dying you are more motivated to do those things because you will never have another chance or the long term effects matter less since you won’t be around. Well great news anything can happen. You could die tomorrow so do those things.
I actually can say I know how this situation feels. See all the women in my life died of a heart disease where their arteries are easily clogged because they are so much smaller than they should be. My sister died at 29 years of age on Valentine’s Day. Her heart gave out but she also had many other health issues. My aunt died at 38 from heart disease bus she also had other health problems. So when she got a cold it took her heart out. My mom passed at 56 years of age. It was horrific. She had a debilitating muscular disease that ended up taking over her body making it impossible to care for herself. They never could determine what it was. Her heart gave out. She also had diabetes and other health issues. She was in a lot of pain when she passed away.
My genetics were always a fear of mine. Then fear became reality. In my early 30’s I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Then at 38 I was told that I had my mother’s heart condition. I don’t have any of the other health issues. So there is no telling how this situation is going to go. I could live for 30 years or I could live for 3 weeks. It is something I do think about. I do have a bucket list. Not many people know about my diagnoses. But I am not going to live my life in fear. Instead I am going to do everything I have ever wanted to do and I am not going to waste anymore time living behind fear.
I am going to see the places I have always wanted to see. I am going to eat all the things I want to eat. I am going to give my children all the knowledge I want them to have from me. I am going to be the friend and friend would want to have. I am going to go for that one guy and not waste my time on guys who don’t see me. I am not going to waste my time of people and fights that are petty and not important. I am going to work hard to become the person I want to be. Most importantly I am REALLY going to live my life.
You don’t have to be dying to do this. The truth is anything could happen tomorrow, a week from now, or a year from now. Make your moments count. Make all the memories you can and leave those memories with the people that matter most. Let go of all the negativity in your life.
Time is so precious. Live it being happy and live it without regrets. It is not to late to start living like you were dying. – Unknown