Take a second and look at yourself and at your life. Now consider the following. What would you change if you knew you would die next year? What would you change if you knew you would die next month? Next week? What about tomorrow?
How do you know it won’t happen? How do you know today is not your last day?
Although planning for the future is a noble endeavor, we tend to forget about living in the present. We leave till tomorrow to get things done, yet tomorrow just never seems to come. We live in procrastinated dreams, delayed hopes, and postponed loves. We always say it’s not the right time to do this, or it’s not the right time to do that. When is it ever the right time?
The reality is it’s never the right time, because the right time is NOW! Every day you waste is a day you bet against yourself. When was the last time you told someone you loved them? When was the last time you said “thank you”? If you were to die right now, how many words would be left unspoken? How many dreams would be left unrealized? What kind of man would you be remembered as?
How would you treat someone if you knew they would die tomorrow? Would you tell them what they mean to you? Would you treat them a little better? Would you finally tell them how you felt?
The reality is we are all going to die and we have no control over when it will happen. Healthy living and exercise will not change that. That is a fact. What we do control is how we live, how we treat people, and how we act while we are alive. You get one try at life, but if you do it right, only one is all you need.
Again I ask you, if you knew you would die tomorrow, what would you do today?