If You Had One Month to Live

How would your life change if you had only one month to live with your current health and finances? Would it change? What might you find important, and who would you reach out to?

Most of us move through much of our lives automatically, going through our daily routines, occasionally thinking about people we would like to reach out to or places we’d like to visit but don’t take the time “now.” We often put off the phone call to a friend, delay going to a fancy restaurant as we wait for a special occasion, or postpone forgiving a misdeed.

Take a while to think about how you are spending your time now and how you think your priorities would be the same or different if you had only 30 days to live. This is not a morbid exercise; rather, it’s an opportunity to reflect on and be conscious of your current priorities.

Who would you want to talk to?

What have you left unsaid in your life that you would like someone to know?

What would you keep doing, and what would you leave behind?

What risks might you take that you wouldn’t take now?

Would you want to leave a legacy, and if so, what would you want it to be?

No one knows how long they will live. Look at your list and think about reaching out to make contact or do at least one of the things on your list.

Please feel free to share your thoughts with me.