It’s been 8 years since I stopped fearing death,

It was the moment the Cardiac Surgeon I had met only thirty minutes before telling me that my life had ebbed to a mere number of days if I did not have AVR surgery in the morning. While waiting to immediately go to the hospital wing noticing my fear and shock an elderly woman whose appointment was after mine told me “Baby, it’s all right. Last time I checked none of us get out of here alive.”

It’s an obvious fact, of course, but we get so wrapped up in the idea that dying is something we can run from that we break out in a sweat if we even think it’s catching up to us.(I have revisited it twice since this January day.)RJjr But, inevitably, it always does. There’s nothing we can do about that. It’s foolish to worry about dying when there’s so much living still to do. Some people are blessed with an abundance of years and others find that life–in the real, not figurative sense–is short. But it’s up to you to live your life well and with purpose whether it is a mere days, weeks, months or years!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jennifer says:

    Great message today!!


  2. Ron says:

    So, SO TRUE. I too have found this TRUTH. At 72 years of age now , if someone would have asked me when I was in my 20’s or even 30’s that I would having the best time of my life at this age, I would have said they were crazy. Last year I had more medical procedures (prostate cancer, kidney stones, skin cancer) than in all my years previously, but it was the best year of my life. I found my true love (which continues), working at a job that I love, I have everything I want materially, is proof that life is worth living in the day. Don’t worry about tomorrow because tomorrow never comes. Every day counts, make it count. :)



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