My dear friend Leah hosts Wellness Wednesday (started by LunarMusings – check out her cool Etsy store!) over at her blog. In a nutshell, Wellness Wednesday is about all the ways we can take care of our bodies, our lives, our spirits. It is about coming up with little things to do, little suggestions to make for others to read and take into consideration, little things that have the potential to make our lives better in some little way.
There’s more than one way to die. All at once or one day at a time.
Yes, it is super-corny that I’m quoting a TV show but this is a really powerful statement, no matter where it came from. There is so much to think about with this statement, at least for me.
This statement makes me think about another friend Melissa’s recent post, a post about living with intention, doing the most you can with your life or at least what you really want to do. As she says in her post, she doesn’t want it to take a tragedy for her to start living the way she really wants to live.
I don’t want that either. None of us do, I would wager.
So, my Wellness Wednesday suggestion is to make a list of all the things you WOULD do if you knew you only had a few months left on this planet, only a few months left with the resources you have, with the family you have, with your life as it is. What would you do in your last few months to make it perfect, to make it where you had no regrets?
For me it would be to spend less time online and less time watching TV and more time reading and playing with Delali (inasmuch as she would let me)…. It would be going outside more and taking daily walks…. It would be doing more yoga and eating less junk food…. It would be helping my Mom more and having long talks with her even more than I do now (even though I do have a lot of them now and I’m so happy about that)… It would be to have a good, solid, tension-free relationship with both of my siblings… It would be to know my Father a little better… It would be to have less and give more of what I have to others.
That’s just the short list.
What would be on your list?
P.S. Thank you ALL for saying such kind things to me yesterday when I was super-sensitive and down-in-the-dumps. You are all such wonderful friends and I’m lucky to have you ALL!