Question of the day


If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are living now?

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21 Responses to Question of the day

  1. Tessa says:

    Oh my gosh! I think most would change many things! I would not worry anymore about what I ate or drank, and I would probably eat healthy foods because they taste great! I would go out a lot more with friends and family, take risks, go on adventures, do things I have wanted to do but haven’t! No day would be taken for granted and I would take everything very lightly!! Being young, my answer will probably be very different from someone older!

  2. nikki says:

    I agree with Tessa. I would spend every waking moment with my family. I would make sure I went to Montana and California to see my family. Tell them every day I love them, hug my son as much as possible. It’s like that Tim McGraw song, Live like you were dying. I would visit my fathers grave site and forgive him for not being there for me. I wouldn’t stress over little things ( I’m one big stress ball) I would whole heartedly enjoy life and appreciate every second!

  3. Tessa says:

    I love that song NIkki ! Well put. We should do these things now though!! Who knows when the time is, so we should take our advice now, huh?

  4. Joy says:

    I don’t think I’d live my life differently but there are things I’d want to get done. I’d want Bailey, Trinity and Christopher’s scrapbooks done so they would always have them and know that I made them and I’d want to make sure they had notes, cards and birthday gifts until they graduated. I’d want to do things like that for them. I may make video’s for them and tell them how much I love them and what I may say to them if I were here. I wouldn’t want to leave them with no words at all and I would be so afraid they’d forget me so I‘d make sure they didn‘t.

  5. SKL says:

    I’d quit working so much and spend as much time with my kids as I could without going bonkers. But, I’d probably also spend time trying to find a way around that death prediction.

  6. nikki says:

    Joy- They would never forget you!!! I must be emotional today, your comment made me cry. I’m going right now and gathering all the stuff for his scrapbook!!!!

  7. Joy says:

    Sorry Nikki, I didn’t mean to make you cry. But that is what I’d do. My mom’s mom died when I was 10 and I don’t remember much of her other than her playing the piano but she lived in Buffalo, NY so that could be why. I didn’t know her the way these guys know me.

  8. nikki says:

    Joy, I’m done!! I have all the pictures I think would be good for his scrapbook!! YAY!! You pick and decide which ones you want. Now i feel better:) I know I’ve been slacking on that.

  9. Joy says:

    You are to funny Nikki. But I’m glad you gathered it up.

    Sue, your turn!!!

  10. TiredMom says:

    I’d change EVERYTHING about my life.. There are so many things i’d do but posting here people would probably think me a horrible person.. But I’d divorce my husband and i’d move away from here. There are so many changes i’d make

  11. candi says:

    I would never stress about the little things anymore, i would spend every waking hour with my children, yelling would not be an option anymore, i would tell my family i love them everyday, and make sure they all know that, I would write out a story to my children so they would have something to read when I am gone. I would give them my undivieded attention, I think I would almost get married maybe, I dont know, but changing things for the good nothing bad, I thin for the most part I am happy with my life, besides the fact you cannot afford anything these days. I would fight to get my aunt debbbie to live with me. i would write a letter to my family and explain alot of things, nicole you know what I talking about. I would make sure my sister has another sister to fall back on to help her guide her through life, like I am doing and have been doing. I would let my grandpa know a they way I feel, and i would want to know why, whats from my family, an explain on things. I would let my friends know that I love them and spend a ton of time with them. I would tell you nicole that you are the Best friend that I a girl can ask for and would want to spend a ton of time with you. Then I would ask thank everyone for being there for me.

  12. Sue says:

    Yes, I would change. I would write letters and make videos, take pictures and spend all my time with my family. I have no desire to travel the world or anything like that. The most traveling I’d do is to see my relatives. What good is world travel going to do for my family when I’m gone? I will gather all the pic’s for my children’s scrapbooks for you Joy, but then you better get on the stick!!!

    I would call/see my sister in-law more:) I would get our kids together to play more. I would see all my siblings more. You know, I only live a half hour from most of them and I hardly see any of them? Same with my parents. I am 1/4 mile from them and I’m lucky if I see them twice a month. My in-laws on the other hand I see almost daily and I’m glad for that because my children will remember that.

    I would write letters to all my friends and have get togethers every week. I would still work but not as much. I’d have to do something while the kids are in school! I’d change all those things, but I’d rather not know how much time I have left.

  13. nikki says:

    This question keeps coming into my mind- why don’t we live like we only have one year? Sue we need to see each other more often and get the kids together more. Because…what if?

  14. Joy says:

    Now I’m needing to get out the Kleenex!!!

  15. jderickson says:

    I’m not here to judge peoples personal issue’s. Hang in there T.M. It could be worse! At least your not from Wisconsin!! There have been many times where Nicole and I have been tested to the limits, and then some… The fact is I would lay down and die for this women. She gave me the best gift a person can give someone, a beautiful, healthy boy. I can’t see the rest of my life without them. What hasn’t killed us has always made us stronger. Chin up big steps and put a smile on, it takes more to frown. We all love ya in here. don’t be afraid to say how you feel ANYONE. If we were perfect this blog would suck.

  16. candi says:

    Nicole, Yes we sure do need to see ya and Jason more, because what if? I agree spend time with your family and friends more.

  17. Tessa says:

    Jason that was so sweet! I love whatchya wrote. It does take more to frown- I always remember that just smiling when you are down will eventually turn into a real one! I would travel the world with whoever wanted to join me because traveling for me is growing spiritually and connecting with humanity- you learn so much and your eyes open up.

  18. Sue says:

    Jason, every time you make a comment I can’t believe you and Toby are brothers!!! I knew you were mushy at heart, but really, I didn’t know it was this much! Like I said before, you put on this big tough guy act, but you’re really more of a kitten who just wants to be held in his mother’s bosom. (Or maybe Nikki’s!)

  19. amberfireinus says:

    I can honestly say with a smile…. I live my life each day if it were my last. Now I realise I am unique. But pretty much without fail I smile at the sunshine and embrace each day living it to the fullest. I do the best I can with the tools that God has given me.

  20. Jane says:

    The only thing I would do differently would be making video’s and getting things in order for my son who’s only 3. I live a good life and wouldn’t want to travel, like Sue said, what good would that do? I’d want to be home with my loved ones making memories. What a deep question.

  21. Heather C. says:

    I would focus on savoring everything just a bit more. Everything from laughter, to smiles, to spills. All of it.

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