I died today, how would I feel about my life?" What would your answer be to that
good friend of mine called me today and shared that his girlfriend's brother
passed away last night. He was married, with two young children. He
died of a massive heart attack in the middle of the night. And he was
only 44 years old.
could never happen to me," we think. "I'm too young to
die." But how young is "too young to die?"
really don't know how many days or years we will live. An accident, such
as by plane, automobile, or other mishap could claim our life. Or
perhaps, an unusual illness. Or a vital organ could fail.
what would we say, if our life were to end today? Would we be
satisfied? Would we know that we had lived our life fully, on
purpose? Could we feel we "did it right?"
is a hard question to answer. I recently had a cousin pass away from
cancer. I don't know how she would have answered this question. But
I'm 99% positive she wasn't "ready" to go. Not with two little ones
and a loving husband and so much life ahead of her (she was 35 years
we live our life completely every day, we still may not be thrilled with the
thought of death. However, death is really only a passing from one
physical body to our more complete spiritual one (not that our spirit isn't the
core essence of who we are now).
there things we can be doing better? Are there people we can love
better? Can we live our aspirations, today? If we know the answer,
what are we waiting for to make us do it? Death? Life is fragile.
Now is the time to live fully and bless those friends and
family who grace us with their love.
note: the author of this article may not be certified as a
licensed psychotherapist -- please consult professional assistance as your