Sunday, May 29, 2011

If you had the knowledge of your death

 If you could know when and how you were going to die (and not be able to change it), would you want to know?

I wouldn't. I would rather not know and enjoy life up until the last moment. If I knew when it was going to happen, I know myself. I would dwell on it. I would wonder what I could do to change it. I would probably end up getting more and more depressed as my time ticked away knowing that this or that would be the last time I would do that. I would be sad for the people I would be leaving behind.

I would rather not know and continue living life. I would rather try to bring joy to people in my life. I would rather enjoy every moment rather than dwell on what I cannot change: my end. Besides, I know where I will be going after I die and It. Will. Be. Beautiful. :)

If I can see these things while thinking in my car while in traffic, then I should actually act on them. I should enjoy every moment. I should love everyone. I should be thankful for every little thing I have (and realize the things I don't have are just not supposed to be in my life at this point). I should and I will.

What about you?


  1. i had reason to think on this recently with an aunty passing away unexpectedly. rapidly declining. i looked at my wedding photos from ten years prior, and wondered if someone had told her she had less than 10 yrs left would she have lived differently?

  2. I think you answered that question perfectly Beth. I totally agree. Until I am called, I will be thankful for what I have and try to live life to the fullest.