I saw an interview with Jim Moret, author of "The Last Day of my Life", on The Today Show & it got me thinking. Mr. Moret was contemplating suicide & then began to think about what he would do if he had only 24 hrs to live. Instead of dying, he wrote a book about the experience & how he would spend his last 24 hrs in this life. I invisioned this as a very short, time specific bucket list. Then in searching Amazon for the book I found a book called "The Ten Best Days of My Life" by Adena Halpern.
I had been thinking what would I do with my last 24 hrs. Then I began to think about the 10 best days of my life. They are both hard, but here goes:
I would spend the last 24 hrs of my life with my son, daughter-in-law, & grandchildren. I would tell all my stories, make sure they really, really knew how much I love them & how they have shaped my life. I would call everyone I love & tell them just how they had influenced my life, what gift they had given me that made my life better. I would give away every possession I cherish to just the right person who would cherish it for their own reasons, i.e. a book that would strike a chord in someone's life, a piece of jewelry that would bring comfort, a painting or photograph that would bring beauty & enlightenment. I would laugh, joke, tell stories, hug, & bless each person who has touched my life in any way at any time. I would search my soul to be sure I had forgiven & asked forgiveness. I would be thankful.
The 10 Best Days of My Life:
- The day my son was born
- The days my grandchildren were born (that counts as 3)
- The day I met each member of my tribe & they became a part of my heart-family
- The day I was given my totem because that has lead me on an amazing Journey of spiritual enlightenment & growth
- The day I heard the audible voice of Great Spirit & changed my life
- The day I stopped being afraid
- The day I faced my demons
My Bucket List will be much longer & I will post it at a later time.
My challenge to each of you is to take some time & think about these also. I think you will learn alot about your authentic self by examining what is truly important & valuable in your personal life. It may be surprising, but it will surely be enlightening. I hope it opens a dialogue with yourself.
Now for the give-away (open from today until midnight CST on Monday, January 18th). I have been thinking about doing this for quite sometime & had to get it all worked out in my mind as to what I would give away & why. Here's the deal, post a comment on this blog (I do accept anonymous comments if you don't have a Google or Blogspot id. Just be sure to sign your name) with one or all, if your prefer, of the following:
- One (1) of your best days & why
- One (1) way you would spend your last 24 hrs & why
- One (1) item from your Bucket List & why
compile a selection of books & maybe some other item from my personal collection. Winner or maybe winners based on how I am lead (& how many entries are received) after the first name is drawn will be posted here on January 21st. If you win just send me an e-mail with your information & I will send your "goodies" off post haste.
Let the games begin!!