What would you do if you were told that you had 10 years to live?
10 years seems like a lot. It's not.
I guess if you're 90, then 10 more years would be awesome.
But what would you do if you were told your spouse had 10 years to live?
Would you tell him/her to go out and live every dream they ever had?
Would you go out and live your own dreams?
Would you change anything, or just keep living your life, happy with the way it is?
I sat pondering these questions yesterday.
And I thought, why would anyone wait to hear that they were dying to really go after their dreams, to live the life that they wanted?
Why would anyone wait to hear their spouse was dying to encourage them to do the same?
Why would anyone wait to improve themselves, to increase in spirituality, to be a better parent or spouse or friend?
But we tend to do this. To move through life as if we have all the time in the world.
So I have new goals, as if I only have 10 years left :
~To read Book of Mormon and the Bible by the end of the year.
~To lose the rest of the "baby" weight this year so that I have the energy and strength to enjoy my children over the next 10 years.
~To run a half marathon.
~To climb Mount Si.
~To take my family to Europe.
~To learn how to swim.
~To write a book.
~To not swear under my breath when I stub my toe, or bonk my head.
~To be able to do at least one pullup.
That's good for starters. I don't have huge goals or aspirations, and that's ok. That's not the point. The size of the goal isn't nearly as important as the significance it holds for you.
I just want to live better. To be better. To be ready spiritually, physically and emotionally for whatever may come.
Try it. You will like it.