One day today will be the last day of your life. Nobody likes to think about the end of their life. We all live in a little blissful ignorance in our day to day lives. We’re mostly focused on the immediate problems in front of us. The things that we never think about are how we’ll feel years down the line about the things we’re doing today. And we don’t think about how important the things we’re doing now will be to us later in life.
The truth is we should take every moment for granted. We could lose everything we have at any moment. Life is fragile and can be easiliy broken or lost. So it’s important to be grateful and aware of how spend our days because they are truly finite. If we had just one day left on earth, we’d all probably spend it a certain way. And that’s simply because we value the things we don’t have much of. But sometimes we should ask ourself if we could spend our time better. If today was the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?
Here’s my thoughts on if I’d want to do what I’m going to do today if it was my last day ever.
There’s so many things that could be done in one day. The day consists of twenty four hours which is really a lot of time. On a boring day it feels like twenty four hours will last a whole lifetime. On a great day it flies by. But you can accomplish so many amazing things in one single day. And on the last day of your life, it’s fair to say you’d want to fit in as much things as possible. Every minute would be put to use.
But what exactly would someone want to do ideally on their last day alive? There’s some things that would be nice as a courtesy. Most people would want to speak with friends and family about their imminent death. Nobody wants to be surprised that their son or daughter died out of nowhere. It’s only right to inform at least your closest friends and family. Then of course, who wouldn’t want to bond with those same people.
Most people would want to have deep, insightful conversations with the people they love. It would be nice to know just how much I’m truly loved before I end up passing. And of course, you’d want to let them know you truly love them as well. Some other things people would want to do is have fun. Of course everyone likes to pleasure themselves every once in a while. Taking the time to indulge in your guilty pleasure would be a great way to spend some time on your last day.
Everyone has different things that please them personally. I could love playing video games online. Other people could really want to spend two hours at the club partying and dancing. Someone else might really want to go hiking up a mountain on their last day. But we’d all probably want to spend some time just indulging. We’d also probably want to cross some things off the bucket list. Maybe I’d book a ticket to go skydive or go deep diving in the ocean. It’s normal to want to do epic things at the end of your life.
There’s a million and one other things that would probably be done on someone’s last day alive. Maybe you’d have a crazy sexual adventure, eat some flavorful unique cuisines, or reflect on life. Whatever it is, we can all agree that there’s so much to be done on our last day on earth. That being said, the chances of us doing any or all of those things today is slim. That day is probably a far cry from the day today will be.
And that’s the reality of life. There are many things to be done that are mundane or tedious. Sometimes we have to have those days. There will be ups and downs in life. And there won’t always be an epic idealized last day. We can’t have the perfect last day every single day. Sometimes we have to fall in love with the normality of an average day.
So that’s why I would say, yes. Yes, I’m perfectly happy with the things that I’m going to do today. If it was my last day, it was a perfectly normal one. I don’t need the crazy ups to be happy and content with life. I know life is a rollercoaster. Some days will be epic. Some days will be sad. Some days will be normal. And any of those days can rightfully be my last. That’s okay by me.