January 5, 2016

Live Like You Were Dying

Tonight on my drive home, I decided to flip through radio stations and see what I could find.  As any of you who know me well understand, I typically scan quickly past the modern Country music stations... but tonight, a song I recognized caught my attention.  I heard Tim McGraw singing "Live Like You Were Dying." 

He said
"I went skydiving
I went Rocky Mountain climbing
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fumanchu
And I loved deeper
And I spoke sweeter
And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying"
And he said
"Someday I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dying"
He said
"I was finally the husband
That most of the time I wasn't
And I became a friend a friend would like to have
And all of a sudden going fishin'
Wasn't such an imposition
And I went three times that year I lost my dad
I finally read the Good Book, and I
Took a good, long, hard look
At what I'd do if I could do it all again
Someday I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dying
Like tomorrow was a gift
And you've got eternity
To think about
What you'd do with it
What could you do with it
What did I do with it?
What would I do with it?"

I think about that often... I try to live every. single. day. like I'm dying.  When I view life as a speck in eternity, I make the most of each day.  I remember what's important and forgive the silly things.  I take risks.   I spend time with those I care about.  I view each day as a gift, another day to make a difference in the world.  I'm the wife, mom and friend I've always hoped to be.  I'm intense, focused, and motivated simply because I never know which day might be my last. 

People often comment about my hectic life; They say I do too much.  They say I need to slow down.  I say, NO!  Darn it!  ;-)  I'm living life like I'm dying!  I'm soaking up everyday like it's my last.  I wake up every morning thanking my Father for another day to build relationships and show love. 

Have you ever lived life like you were dying?!  If so, I would love to hear your story!  Feel free to get in touch with me!!