July 28, 2019

" So, my husband borrowed my car and left the radio on a country music station. I don’t usually listen to country music. However, a song was on and the lyrics caught my attention. It was a song by Tim McGraw (in honesty I had to Google the song) called “Live like you were dyin.”

It’s about a man who is told he is dying. So he “loved deeper, spoke sweeter, gave forgiveness I’d been denying.” He became a better spouse and a better friend. He did the things he was holding off doing like skydiving, mountain climbing and riding a bull.

What really struck me was that from the moment we are born we are on the journey to death. We are all dying. Take a deep breath! Some of us will take the long road and some will be on the shorter road but the destination will be the same.

So what am I waiting for? What are you waiting for? Life is short and tomorrow is not a guarantee. I’ve tried a mechanical bull and mountain climbing and it was neither fun nor pretty. However, I always wanted to play piano, take gourmet cooking classes and a bunch of other things I have put off.

I need to work on being a better wife, friend, and sister. I really need to give forgiveness I’d been denying. I am Irish and can hold a grudge to the grave. How about you? What have you been putting off doing, who do you need to forgive or ask for forgiveness? We don’t know the hour or the day when it will end for us so don’t waste time. “Live like you were dyin "."


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