Bob threw the question out there...what if we had an expiration date? Bob is a very pratictical man I think and he saw the expiration date as a challenge to finish the jobs he needed to complete...leave a lesson or two for his children, spend his time more productively and grow spiritually. He really covered all the important items. For all of his list I say ditto.
But I need to add a few of my own:
- I would smile more.
- My cell phone minutes would all get used.
- Friends I have not talked to would hear from me.
- I would write more letters.
- Everyone I saw would get a hug...even if they didn't want one.
- There are things that puzzle me. I would spend more time searching for answers.
- I would never hide my opinions again...if they are wrong or slanted then I need to work out in my own mind why. A good argument or discussion never would hurt anyone.
- My family would be showered with gifts and love.
- Hopefully, the strength to keep my pain or fear to myself would come from somewhere. Maybe that would be the spiritual depth Bob talked about.
- I would clean my closet and bathroom more often. Not because I care but because I don't want my family to see my mess.
- A tree would be planted and a child would be sent to summer camp if I could afford it.
- I have always wanted to leave a mark at my college...maybe some money could be donated for a chair. I would like to do that.
- I would focus on my successes in my final days. I have stewed over my many, many mistakes for way to long.
Just a thought.