We begin Scroll V today. “I live this day as if it is my last.”
If you knew this was your last day on earth, would you do anything differently? What?
To a certain extent, we can’t completely throw caution to the wind. Most of us, if we knew it would be our last day on earth might not show up for work, but that isn’t the point of this exercise. Most of us do not know when our time on earth will expire. We could have many years. Somebody didn’t wake up to read this this morning.
You’ve heard it before, but are you ready to really examine your life and listen yet? If today were your last day, you wouldn’t waste is lamenting what happened yesterday. You wouldn’t be worrying about what would happen tomorrow. You’d be focused on today. Today is your eternity. How do you start the day?
You fall on your knees with gratitude and cries of joy. You lift your arms in thankfulness for this priceless gift of this day. You make the most of each moment. You savor the events. You savor the people you spend those moments with.
You don’t procrastinate. You act. You make the most of the moments you have. You do your best work. You take the best care of your children and loved ones. You want to be remembered well.
And should this day turn out to not be your last? You fall to your knees and give thanks.