Yes, I admit it, I’m a Kris Allen fan. You know, the cutie who won last season’s American Idol. I love the type of music he sings and I adore his latest release “Live Like We’re Dying.” It’s a reminder for all of us to—you guessed it—live life to the fullest because you just never know when you’re going to breathe your last breath.
But what exactly does living life to the fullest entail? And is there one certain way to do it?
Personally, I think it depends on what’s most important to each individual. When I’m lying on my death bed, I honestly won’t care that I never bungee jumped or fell from an airplane. I won’t think twice about the fact that I wasn’t a surgeon or an actress or a gold-medal Olympian. Did I swim the Panama Canal? Who cares? Did I eat Indian cuisine? Meh, doesn’t matter.
Did I tell my family and friends that I love them enough? Wow, now that worries me.
In my writing career, did I push myself out of my comfort zone, or did I lay low and watch important opportunities pass me by? That’s an important question, I think.
As a mom, did I teach my kids right from wrong? Did I hug them enough? Did I show them that they’re special? Did I give them a reason to respect me and the life that I led? These are all questions that are significant to me and they’re definitely ways that I can and/or do live life to the fullest.
So what about you? How do you live your life like you’re dying?