Truth: If you had only 24 hours left to live, what would you do?
I would gather my family & closest friends and spend the day at one of my favorite places – the beach. From sunrise to sunset, we would make drippy castles, ride the waves & take a few long walks to search the surf for seashells. As the sun was setting, we would build a big fire & gather around it, roast some hot dogs & s’mores. Then we would go around the circle taking turns telling each other what we love about that person & maybe a favorite memory. We would laugh a lot & maybe shed a few tears & think ahead to the next time that we would all see each other again.
I’d probably spend much of my time preparing. Preparing to meet my God… and preparing my family for life without me.
I’d finalize my will… and plan my funeral.
I’d say goodbye to my family, and prepare them best I could in the short time left. Sounds sad, but I guess my “job” or “the way I’m wired” is to make sure my family is taken care of.
I’d FaceTime my family members out of state… as well as a couple close friends… to say “see ya later”.
Then I’d cook one of my favorite dinners for for family.
* I’d smoke a fresh Alaskan Salmon Filet with some freshly cut peach wood from Georgia…
* I’d grill some fresh Maryland sweet corn (on the cob)… with some fresh melted butter…
* I’d ask Caroline to make my favorite pasta salad…
* and I’d make some homemade vanilla ice cream.
I’d then sit around the table and eat with my family talking about all the great times we had together… and give them some final advice about life here on earth… as well as what’s really important.
I’d tuck my kids into bed one last time, give them kiss, and then I’d sit on my back porch with Caroline holding hands and sipping some Pappy Van Winkle until I went “home”.
How you would spend the last 24 hours of your life?