Week Eighteen – I Will Live This Day As If It Is My Last

So far, there has always been something very moving, something that speaks to me every week, while participating in the MKMMA course.

This week, the fourth of Week Eighteen’s Honor Requirements mentioned in the Workbook especially resonated with me.

This is the requirement that we read one obituary daily and take note of the picture. Part 4b asks, “Who can I let know how grateful I am for their presence today?”

This week I read an obituary of someone that I knew. I grew up with her husband, sisters-in-law, and brother-in-law and I had met her just a few times.


This week’s exercise reminded me to let those I love know that they are important to me, and I was reminded of something that I read shortly after a family member had passed away.

Someone asked, “Why do people die?”, and the answer has stuck in my head for years: “To make life important.”

I love my family, my friends, but occasionally I forget how important they are to me. At the risk of sounding like an old fogey, I’ve come to appreciate them more and more as time passes by a little bit more quickly every year.

Life is important. It should be enjoyed, celebrated, and embraced. Always, and all ways.

Live each day as though it is your last. As Mandino states in “The Greatest Salesman In The World”, “My last must be my best. I will live this day as if it is my last. And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks.”

I’m grateful for all the important people whose lives have intersected and entwined with mine. And I’m making it a point to tell them so.

Life is good.





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4 Responses to Week Eighteen – I Will Live This Day As If It Is My Last

  1. Great blog. Great message. We never know what tomorrow will bring. Letting friends and family know how much they mean to us is so important.

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  2. yofitsarah says:

    I love it…love life always and IN all ways. Thank you for sharing such a honest and beautiful post. So real and vulnerable.

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  3. Yes, there is so much to be grateful for, and it is nice to know that we are all taking moments to actually realize it and live in gratitude.

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  4. We never appreciate the chair until it is empty, then the heart longs for the one who once sat there.

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