Imagine doing something different, outrageous and fun or something you’ve always wanted to do but never had the chance. The normal sensibilities of life often keep us in check, so why not break out, especially if life is limited or ending?
Here is the secret. Life is always ending. We are always dying and every day gone is a lost opportunity. We can become so trapped in the reality of everyday life that we forget to live. The humdrum of everyday routine can distract us, and this is particularly relevant in illness where symptoms and doctor’s appointments and medication can be very limiting.
Today may be the best chance to plan for that thing that really matters. Now is the time to shine, to dance in the rain, to swim with the sharks or be as wild as your circumstances will allow. Don’t give into illness, plan your escape even if it is for an hour.
The realities of life are not going to go away but consider putting them on hold and take some time out to do something wonderfully different.
Is there something that you have always wanted to do? Sky-diving, skinny dipping, steam bathing, sitting in a sauna, shooting, singing, taking an African safari or anything else you can imagine? If so, add them to your bucket list and start planning for it. We can almost guarantee the experience will be worth the effort and the feeling of elation that will follow will keep you smiling for months to come!
Remember to share your experiences with us, we’d love to hear about it.
Write down or record your thoughts, memories, suggestions, recipes, or even your thoughts surrounding the secrets to the universe. Take time to have your say about anything and everything as, after death, all our words fall silent. Make them heard today and keep them safe so they can be heard tomorrow.
You could also write a letter to your loved ones for them to read now or once you’re gone. This is a beautiful legacy and a treasured memory for those left behind.
Have you seen Mt. Kilimanjaro, the northern lights, the amazing features of Venice, Yellowstone National Park, The Big Apple, the Holy Land, or one of the magnificent wonders of Australia? It doesn’t always have to be spectacular to be meaningful. It may be important for you to visit the place you were born or where you grew up. Regardless of where add it to the list and start planning. A terminal illness doesn’t mean you can’t, it just means you should do it now.