Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Reverb 11 - March

Some of you will remember that for the month of December I participated in a daily blogging project called Reverb10.

So, here's the monthly prompt for Reverb 11 - March:

If March 2011 was your last month to live, how would you live it?

If March 2011 was my last month to live, (and money was somehow suddenly no object, and health wasn't confining me), I'd travel.  I'd visit Morocco, and Europe and Peru and probably Disney Land.  I'd find some place with palm trees and sun, and stay there.  And I'd do it with friends and loved ones - making memories that would last for them well-beyond the end of my life.

But, if money was a problem, and health was confining, I'd simply invite all those loved ones to come to me.  I would quite honestly spend my days having the important conversations.  Making sure that the people I love deeply, the ones who have positively impacted my life, know it.  I'd spend my time laughing, and eating great food, and probably crying.  I'd talk with Jesus a lot as I prepared to meet him face to face.  I'd write letters to those loved ones, to leave behind.  I'd probably write a lot more of my story down on paper, so that it would last beyond me.

I'm not all that fussed about life ending, and most days, I try to live fully even now.  But, I suppose that if I knew the end was coming, I'd soak up even more of life, I'd pour out more love.  I'd laugh and cry and eat just about whatever I wanted.  And, to quote a lyric penned by Carolyn Arends and performed by Steve Bell, I'd spend time "getting ready for glory."


waytenmom said...

I like your post! I did that prompt too, and it was an interesting exercise. I know from having seen my young nieces/nephew lose a parent suddenly when they were young, it wasn't the exotic trips that were taken - it was the everyday moments of sharing a touch, a conversation (and yes, some arguments). Can't wait to see what #reverb11 throws us in April!

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by! It was an interesting post for sure. And ya, like I said in the post, though I love to travel, and dream of it, I wouldn't be spending my last month doing it unless I could be taking those important loved ones with me!