Two Weeks to the Wire

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I asked myself what I would do if I knew I only had two weeks to live.

I decided that I would love every person I met. I would go out of my way to tell those people who had especially blessed me in life what they meant to me. I would do fun things with the children in my life. I would sing as loudly and as often as I wanted to, from my heart, no matter how off-key it sounded. I would tell every child I saw that they were special and that the Creator of the Universe loved them specifically.

The point I’m trying to make is that I decided I would do the important things in life, the things that matter in the overall scheme of existence, in eternity. Then I realized that none of the things I wanted to do revolved around “things.” They revolved around people and around doing what brings me true joy, hence the singing.

I think about the Apostle Paul who said what difference did it make how fantastic he was at anything if he didn’t have love, the genuine acknowledgment, compassion, empathy, and appreciation for others.

So, why do I have to wait until I think I have only two weeks? I can start right now, living my life in the light of the eternal, doing the things that make me feel good in my soul, in my spirit. I think it’s when we live our lives from a view of the hereafter that we accomplish the most good, experience the greatest depth and beauty in the here-now.

I believe that when I have only two weeks left or twenty minutes or twenty seconds, the only thing that will matter will be whether I learned to love.

I want to live my life by the rules of Love and not by the dictates of any culture, society or norm. I want to direct my steps according to the laws of the Spiritual Universe so that I might fully understand and interact with this universe.

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