What if you knew today was your last day? What would you do with the next 24 hours? Would you look at that bucket list of someday or make that phone call to the friend you keep meaning to get in touch with?
It is certainly an interesting look at how we live our lives.
So often we hear live each day as if it is your last, and I get it. For some, this is all the motivation they need to give them a sense of direction. They work towards goals and grab what they want out of life. Celebrate. To me it looks a little like an expiration date, a deadline to get everything in, because what if you don’t have that time?
What if everything stops? That next 24 hours will feel like a crisis of have to’s and too many guilty ramifications that include, I shoulda, woulda, coulda.
So…what if you deliberately decide to live each day like it is your first, everyday? What would your outlook on life be then? Think of a toddler who learns to walk or see a butterfly land on a flower for the first time. Think of the time you stumbled across a crab on a trip to the seaside, bumped into someone who became your best friend, or discovered something that is awe-inspiring to you. We all have those moments that wowed us, surprised us, or enlightened us.
Still there seems to be an assumption that we should make promises to ourselves about someday. I guess that would seem natural and necessary. And yet, if we embrace life with the same curiosity of that toddler, or simply appreciate what life presents to us at every moment in time, we might live differently and that someday might be today.
The truest moment to ourself presents itself. Every. Single. Day.
Wind Kisses, Donna
How about you? Do you prefer to live each day as if it is your last……. or your first?