It could be that in the last days while you were eating smoked turkey and cabbage rolls, or opening presents after eating waffles and bacon on Christmas morning, or driving around town looking at the holiday lights, you might have missed this article about looking death in the face. I am only mentioning it because I overlooked it myself. Luckily, my sister Dottie passes these important reads on to me. So I am passing it on to you. One good turn deserves another, or something like that.
Last year, I intended to write a post about my plan to start living each year of my life as if it were my last. Practicing if you will. Because I want to make sure the things that I think I would want to do if I only had a year left to live, are really what I want to spend my time on. Meaningful things. And, in my line of work, we know that you usually don't get the one year warning signal to wake up and pay attention.
Even though I didn't write that post on this blog, I kept some notes. Here is how I thought I should focus things:
1. Eliminate shoulds - no sense wasting time on things we don't want to do if there is a choice (and there often is)
2. See important people more regularly - mainly my sisters and brother
3. Eat good food - !!
4. Make stuff
5. Be outside more
6. Travel widely
In retrospect, I am going to keep all these things on the list for next year. After you read the NY times article, please tell us, ..."how will you transform the nature of how you live"?