There's nothing quite so alive making as having a "cheated death" experience.
While it's great that we sometimes have these experiences, the less than great news is that no matter how many times we do, death still wins in the end.
Between cheating death and actual death however there is something very precious. Time. Time to be sure to do all the things that we want to do. Time to say all the things we should say to all the people we keep planning to say them to. Time to become what we've always wanted to be, and time to figure out exactly what that is.
Time is our most precious commodity. It's the stuff that life is made of. A favorite quote of mine is: Whatever it is you do with your time, you pay for it with your life. -Ardeth Kapp
Once time is spent, it will never return and no matter how much money we make with our time we can't purchase another second of it. Time is serious business! It's a daily dwindling resource. It's universal. Time is no respecter of persons as each of us has the same number of seconds in a minute, minutes in a day, and days in a year. It's true for kings or paupers.
My question for myself, after recently having my own "cheat death" experience is: what will I do differently with the precious time that fills the space between my momentary victory and death's certain triumph?
I'm in the process of examining that carefully. I'd like to suggest that maybe you should too. Don't wait until you cheat death next to think it over. You can get out ahead of it now.
I firmly believe that once we've cheated death X number of times, we should get a free pass, but sadly my thoughts on the matter don't change a thing.
Given that reality, why wait? The hourglass is emptying and we can't even see how much sand is left to fall. Do it now. Make time your friend.
We can cheat death once and for all by making sure that when it comes, we've left nothing important unsaid or undone and we haven't missed a thing.
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