Three Months to Live.

by Shervin on November 20, 2016

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 wrote:
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.

Copyright @ 2016 by Shervin Hojat

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