What would you do?

Someone once asked me, “If you had one day left to live, how would you spend it?” At first that seemed like an easy question to answer. I started to throw out silly things I had always wanted to accomplish like snorkeling in the Caribbean, eating an entire bag of pistachios in one sitting, having tea with Ellen, and participating in the worlds largest water balloon fight.

But the more I thought about it, my focus shifted to family and friends. No matter how many crazy things I could think of to do, spending time with the people I love and admire the most was what really mattered.

I decided the day would be filled with laughter, lots of pictures, reminiscing, chocolate and coffee, conversations, letting each person know I love them, hugs and lots of them…nothing extraordinary. It was really all the things we should be doing, but sadly don’t.

I discovered during my pondering that a majority of us tend to put the important things off because, well, there’s always tomorrow. We get so busy with life that we miss out on the precious moments we should be sharing with one another.

I don’t want to live like that. I want to live each day doing the things that are important to me and for each person in my life, that way I won’t live with the regret of what could have been.

I want to live each day as if it were my last…filled with lasting memories and lots of smiles. What will you do with today? What are you waiting for?

Watch this video. It will put everything into perspective.

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Penelope Conway

Penelope Conway
Penelope started Positive Living with MS as a way to help others with MS stay positive in the midst of a terrible disease. She believes that staying positive and holding onto hope is the key to waking up each morning with the strength to get through the day. Multiple Sclerosis may never go away, but neither will her determination and her drive to help others through the journey.

6 replies
  1. Rev Tammie L. Hartsock
    Rev Tammie L. Hartsock says:

    If I had Only 1 Day to Live, I would Spend Every Moment Telling People about Jesus and How to Get to Heaven because I want to See Everyone I Know & Meet, Family Members & Friends in Heaven!

  2. Rodger Ashton-Smith
    Rodger Ashton-Smith says:

    If I had one more day I would like to see another sun rise over the sea and a sunset over the mountains. I know this happens here because I have seen the sunrise at least once and the sunset many times in my younger years. But over the last 30 years or so I haven’t had the chance (or impetus) to do this.
    Both the sunrise and sunset are a beautiful picture that can’t be copied anywhere but in your vision.

  3. Meeya
    Meeya says:

    Lovely video indeed – thanks for another inspiring idea you put into my head, & for reminding me how important it is to get your priorities right… 😊

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