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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

If the World Was Ending Tomorrow?

"If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
If today was your last day.

Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day."

If you close your eyes tonight and never re-opened them, what kind of last day would you have had?

 The world will be gone.  Time is set to be an echo.  You have 24 hours left in which to exist. 

It could happen.   The funny thing about life is, trouble never comes from where you expect it. 

You spend two months worried about interviewing for that big job promotion, 

then on your way there, you die of a heart attack brought on by all that stress. 

That's just the way it goes.

Super-volcanoes, a Verne-Shot (which combines the super-volcano scenario with an asteroid strike, fun, right?), 

Gamma Ray Burst from our sun, 

engineered diseases or something totally out of left field could end life as we know it.

But for you ... for me ... the world could end tomorrow.

Heart attack, mugger, or drunk driver.  Any of those three could end your life suddenly.

"There is only one time that is important: NOW.  

It is the most important because it is the only one over which we have any control."
- Leo Tolstoy  

Appreciate your job if you can ...

If you just "Survive" your job, you are wasting 71% of your life. (5 out of the 7 days of the week.)

Forgive if you can ...

What someone did to hurt you was their fault.  Carrying it with you for each day afterwards is all on you.

Focus on the NOW ...

The Past and the Future are illusions.  NOW is the only reality.  

If you grasp after ghosts, you, yourself, are not living.  You are making of yourself a ghost.

Each moment matters for it may be our last.  

Think of all the shooting, bombing, or air crash victims.  They thought their lives would go on for years.

Appreciate what and who you have while you have it and them.

Here is Stephen King on my favorite novel of his, DUMA KEY


  1. I guess it is both good and sad that we have to grow old before most of us get a handle on all those things. I'm happy to be at peace now, living a lovely life. Had to work hard on myself to get to this point though.

    1. Me, too! :-) And sometimes I slip! How are Faith and Samson?

  2. Thank you Brother.
    I've been like the village idiot harbinger, trying to say much the same.
    Never let he Sun go down on one's frustration, pain, anger et al. Let the Sun rise and fall on joy and compassion; never sorrows ...

    1. It is not nonsense but wisdom to counsel living in the moment and letting go of hurtful emotions -- don't let anyone tell you otherwise! :-) Always good to see you here, Robert!

  3. Aw, good message for today. Loved the clip from King, as well. Another book to add to my giant TBR pile!

    1. Mary, despite the horror within those pages, what keeps me re-reading it is the friendship reminiscent of that found in King's The Shawshank Redemption. :-)