What’s In A Day

What’s in a day is the ultimate question. What would you do if you only had one day to live? If God told you that you only had one day left on this earth, would you make changes to the things you are already doing? One day can make all the difference in the world. One day you can break someone’s heart, mend old friendships, renew your faith, give us the chance to witness, live life to the fullest or to do unspeakable acts.

What’s in a day? Life is fragile but there is so much we can do in our lives. We affect someone in every aspect of our lives without even realizing it. I look back on times when I was younger and at the present time. I see things I could have done differently.

You might ask why I am writing this type of thing on this blog. The reason is: I had a dream that God was asking me how I wanted to die. As I searched through the best way to die, I reflected on how it would affect others. If I died in my sleep, I wouldn’t be able to say my goodbyes because it would happen rapidly. If I died from other ways like having cancer, I would at least have the chance of saying goodbye even though I might suffer.

The thing is no one knows the day or the hour when they are going to die. Not even the ones who die with cancer. We might have that opportunity to make our final arrangements and say our goodbyes but we might have more times to do things that we shouldn’t. When we live here on this earth, we might not have any intention on hurting others but many have. You might say I’ve never cursed anyone, never hit anyone, never murdered, never stole from anyone. I want to say that even through all of this, you have hurt someone in one way or another. No one lived a perfect life except Jesus.

If we neglect to help others, we have hurt them. If we have neglected to give someone money or food when they needed it, we have hurt them. So my question for you is what would you do if you only had one day left?

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. johnjeremyvines
    Apr 10, 2013 @ 17:54:15

    Well, first, I’d nervously pace around a while then see if I couldn’t come up with a way around it and, if there wasn’t, I’d just kick back, relax, and wait.
    At that point, all the pressure would be off. No need to worry about what I may or may not have accomplished, unresolved issues, or any of that other nonsense as in a few hours, I’d be too dead to care anyway.
    As for saying goodbye, I’d like to give those I loved and cared about the “heads up.” Depending on the circumstances, they may or may not believe me but I guess they would by the following day in any event. 🙂
    How would I like to die? I wouldn’t. From anything. Ever.
    Sure, it’s inevitable but that doesn’t mean I can’t object.


  2. lenoreorkwis
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 18:48:03

    I have given the question thought, and like you, cannot decide which is better…My husband has pancreatic cancer and we have been lucky enough with the help of God and prayers to St. Michael of the Saints (patron Saint of Cancer) and with the aggressive treatments to have a few years more than they expected. What we have learned to do is to NOT leave anything unsaid, so there are more I love you’s, also to not wait for the time to be ‘right’ to do anything. I suppose the best way to go is by living each day you have now fully, treating others as God would, not leaving feelings hidden.


  3. Tracy Kauffman- Author
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 04:08:31

    I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. I know that there are reasons that God has allowed him more time on this earth. Whether it is to say his goodbyes, to touch someone’s heart, to increase his faith or to make his peace with God. My father had stayed in ICU for two months with no hope. He couldn’t breathe good and was on the respirator. It wasn’t until we reached our breaking point and allowed God to have his will, not ours, that my father recovered. I will keep you in my prayers. Trust in God and allow him to rule your heart and mind.


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