By this time I’m sure you have heard that Elizabeth Edwards has passed away. After a life of great victories and some great challenges she leaves a lasting legacy of optimism, leadership, loyalty and living life at full tilt.
My friend Catherine passed on this quotation from Elizabeth that touched both of us. “The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.”
These words remind me of Psalm 90 when we are told to “remember and number our days.”
So why don’t you take the rest of 2010 and imagine that you had ONLY 2011 left to live. Yes, on January 1, 2011 you are ought of here, gone, exist on this earth no more.
So, how will you live differently? Answer these questions and let me know your thoughts?
1. How will you spend your time differently beginning to day?
2. What critical relationships will you concentrate on?
3. How will you spiritual life be affected?
4. What lasting legacy will you focus on in the last year of your life?