It has occurred to me lately that my mother celebrated this same birthday five years before she died. As the truth of that has sunk in over the last few weeks, I began to imagine what my mom might have done differently if she had known that she had five years to live.
So, here I am, not knowing the eventual length of my own life but believing it a good idea to look at my life, my relationships, my contributions, and my legacy in terms of having only five years to live. The question I pose to myself is the one I have now imposed on my mother. [tweet]”What will I do differently, knowing that I have only five years to live?”[/tweet] (Tweet that)
In the coming weeks and months, it is my intention to write about the things I’d like to see, feel, and otherwise experience differently with this hypothetical looming deadline ahead of me. I want to reimagine my responses to life, people, circumstances, and even challenges through new lenses. In fact, I challenge you to do something similar as well. Life is short at best, and we certainly have no guarantees of tenure. Shouldn’t we all look at each day as an opportunity to do something amazing and impactful?
I’m here with the ability to share my thoughts and share my stories with you. I hope and trust that you will also take advantage of this opportunity to share your stories. I commit to share any stories with this online community. Please feel free to share, either publicly or privately, your stories of renewed sense of purpose and how you are living your last five years differently.
“What if you don’t die in five years?” you may ask. Great! Then I get to start this project all over again and decide what my next last five years to live will look like!
Anyone care to live my last five years out with me? Tomorrow Begins Today.