What would you do differently if you were told that you had three months to live and you had enough money to spend on whatever you wanted?
I took a class two weeks ago, and as part of the class I had to answer that question.
I am going to quit my job right away (not a surprise). I am going to visit my loved ones. I will travel for a month or two, if I am healthy enough to travel, with people who I love and enjoy their company. Most importantly I will tell my loved ones how much they have meant to me.
After contemplating about my answer, I realized that close connection with my loved ones and telling them how much I love them was very important to me.
I also realized that I used my death as permission to do what was so dear in my heart. The logic did not make sense! I could do most of what I wrote without needing to die in three months!!
I could take trips with my loved ones (maybe not as lavish) and look into eyes of people that I love and tell them how much they mean to me. Why wait for death? What if my death comes suddenly?
I suggest that you do the exercise that I did. You may find out more clearly what is truly important to you. You may also like, I, decide to incorporate those wishes and act on them today.
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