What would you do differently today if you knew you were going to die tomorrow? Would you make sure your family and friends knew you loved them? Would you forgive and forget a past transgression that time has made insignificant? Would you call an old friend you haven't seen or talked to for far too long? Would you spend some quality time with your children or parents and share, without judgment, the true essence of your hearts? Would you laugh more and revel in the joy of feeling happy? Would you allow yourself to see life without the qualifiers of stress and worry? Would you give yourself permission and enough freedom to play with the heart of a child? Would you take a walk and find comfort and inspiration in the natural world that tugs at your soul? Would you make it a point to see the sunset so you may admire the canvas of God one last time?
It is easy to perceive time as an endless resource, but a last tomorrow for each of us is inevitable and impending. The only variable is time; it is just a matter of when. It may not be an immediate tomorrow, but surely as today will fast become yesterday, you will find yourself at the door of your last tomorrow soon enough. So, whatever promises you have made to yourself, whatever intentions your heart feels are important, whatever hugs that lie unfulfilled in your arms, whatever words that need to be shared, whatever seeds of goodwill that have yet to be planted; let not the rapid passing of time prevent you from bringing these types of life-affirming actions and interactions to fruition and sharing them with your intended recipients. And do these things not just for others, but for yourself, your heart and your legacy.
Don Neviaser is a Certified Life Coach and author, utilizing both careers helping people move beyond restrictive mindsets and debilitating self-perceptions to a place of inner unity, appreciation and gratitude for who they are and what they are capable of; all in line with who they really are; their True Self!
He has been writing for 35 years and to date has published 4 self-help books that expound on the power and effectiveness of perspective and an attitude of gratitude in making all the difference between existing or truly living from the heart.