If Today Were Your Last

Listen To The Article
Voiced by Amazon Polly

For most of us, our biggest sin is taking things for granted and hence, not be grateful for it.

I’m as guilty as anyone else.

I woke up early today , a new habit that I am trying to assimilate into my life.

It was 6am, I still felt tired. I woke up and fixed myself my protein shake. Something I do on a regular basis to kickstart my metabolism.

I did some meditation. Something I do on a daily basis, even when I do not feel like it.

The morning was too quiet for my liking. I fired up my mac and shuffled to a song. It selected a song by Nickleback, and it went something like this:

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you’re dreamin’ of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day.

The song got me thinking of Steve Jobs said in his Stanford Commencement Speech.

He said “When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, some day you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “no” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

If today were your last, would you do what you’re doing? Or would you love more, give more and forgive more?

I am not sure, I guess it’s part of life to figure out these deep hypothetical questions. How about you?

My best guess is that I will be way more thankful for the blessings in my life.