Is there an Expiration Date?
My husband made plans with a funeral director this week for what we want when we die. It is all taken care of so I will never think about it again. By the way, this is not a sad thing at all. It is just doing a bit of planning so someone else won't have to do it years from now. I am sure I will have a lot of funny things to say about the plan in the future! Stay tuned!
Everyday living is how I would describe my life. There are many ordinary days strung together. I truly am in love with my way of life.
In an article called Everyday Miracles on Retirement-Reflections, the writer asked the question:
What would you do if you believed you had less than five years to live?She was given a possible diagnosis that would limit her life to just 5 more years. The fact that she is a newly retired woman living as though she had many years left. What would she do?
I paused for a second and it crossed my mind that, at our age, we really should be living as though we only have 5 more years to live. We should not waste time. That fact that we are taking care of those things that people of our age take care of is an indication we know life is finite.
I thought the writer of that article saw the possibility of only 5 more years in a whole different way and I like that. See, she was talking about living for 5 years not dying in 5 years. There is a big difference I believe.
As it turned out the diagnosis was wrong. She was not given an expiration date. But, in a strange way, that time she waited for her test results changed her life.
My first thought was, how hard would that be and then I remembered that I am living that stage of life where time is getting short. I am going to live my life as though I have 5 years to live even though I think I have a lot more...I have a lot to do.
I will let you know how it goes.