What if there was a 70% chance you were going to die sometime at the end of the day? How would you go about your day? Would you approach it any differently?
Obviously, with a 70% chance, you couldn’t just throw it all in the wind, burn all your bridges, and go out with a bang. After all, there is still a 30% chance you would get to see the next day. But if you were given those odds, would you:
- Spend a little more time the things that matter,
- Hold your loved ones a little closer, or
- Reflect a little more on the beautiful?
Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.Buddha
This morning I am born again. I may still hear the echo of yesterday, but I can no longer change the sound. It is buried in the past. Tomorrow has not yet arrived. As a matter of fact, tomorrow may never come at all. With yesterday gone and tomorrow not guaranteed, all I have is today. All I have is this moment right now. I can affect this. I can do all the things I should have done yesterday. I can do all the things I hoped to leave for tomorrow. I can do this now as if my next breath were to be my last.