We live as if we have all the time in the world. We say things like “I’ll get to that later” or “I’ll be happy when….(fill in the blank). What that results in is an illusion that you have all the time in the world. I know that we want to believe that. Yet, logically, we know our time in this life, is limited.
I am heading to Ohio tomorrow for my only sister’s funeral. She was 64. She had cancer for 12 years, 6 of it with Stage 4. She had the most amazing attitude of anyone I have ever seen. She just was “I will do this treatment and I will live” and she did that over and over. When one treatment stopped working, she researched and found another. She fulfilled bucket list items. She and her wonderful husband traveled all over the world. (And they were forturnate to have the resources to do that!). She saw her youngest sons graduate not only high school but college and one started medical school. She was able to be alive and participate in the births and lives of her grandsons and witness her oldest son get married. In other words, she lived life as if this was the only present moment. As she knew her moments were limited. Yet, she did not complain, did not talk about- just lived fully.
She was the matriarch of our family, since our mom died at age 53 when all 5 of us where in our 20’s. She will be incredibly missed. She lived a great life, loved her family and contributed to many.
The point of this is not that I lost my sister. The point is for you and I to live life fully. Stop living in the illusion that there is a someday and you will get to that later.
What are you not doing, that if you knew you only had a short time, you would be doing that? I invite you to do that now.