Is this what you fear not doing once you die?

Many of us fear death.

We go to great lengths to delay it.

We see it as something to be avoided at all costs.

Yet, as much attention as we give to death, we give relatively little to life.

We don’t give much thought at all to what we’re doing with the time we’re given.

We rarely take inventory of how we spend our days, weeks, months, and years.

We hardly even take a look at how we spend each minute or hour.

We simply go through the motions.

Often hating what we’re doing.

Letting the time slip by.

We “know” that we’re going to die one day.

We don’t, however, act like it.

We don’t consider whether we’re taking advantage of our limited time.

We don’t fill our days doing things we find fulfilling.

Working toward a worthy purpose.

Doing things that fill our cup.

We’re not actually living at all.

We’re not living in a way that warrants fearing death.

We’re just existing.


It doesn’t have to be this way.

You can break the pattern.

Take a look at what you’re doing.

Hour to hour.

Minute to minute.

Ask yourself, openly and honestly.

Is this what you fear not doing once you die?

If not, you might reassess how you spend your time.

You only have so much.

You never know when it might run out.

You are worthy of the best life.

That life will end one day.

Until then, make the most of it.

Live with intentionality.

With presence.

For yourself and for others.

You’ve got this.

Originally published at on June 24, 2020.



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