My friend, Vinodini Iyer shared a post today about what she would do if she were to discover that today was the last day of her life. It got me thinking along the same lines. Of course, I know that someday will be my last day on this planet, and knowing how uncertain Life can be, it might just be tomorrow! Well, you never know, do you?
So, even though I have thought about what I would do if I were to discover that Life would be ending on a particular day, I haven’t put it down in as many words, yet. The thoughts have been saved and the plan’s all ready, up there, in my mind, but reading Vinodini’s post inspired me to put those thoughts down on my blog, not for any other reason than to remind myself every day that Life is nearing its end , so, lady, you need to change a few things about yourself and learn to chill…a bit!
So, here goes, my to-do list for the day I bid adieu:
- The very first thing I would do is call up my parents. God, just thinking about how they would react to reading this post gives me a fair idea of how they would react if…So, let me reword it: I would call up my family–every person of the entire family– and have a heart to heart chat with them all. Joke with my gang of cousins and share a few dirty jokes one last time so that I leave with a big smile on my face, and theirs, too.
- Next, I would call the few friends who matter to me, a lot. It will be one of those emotionally draining experiences, but it’s what I would want to do. We hardly get the time to talk to each other every day as much as we would like to. And, they are well aware of it, but I still need to tell them how much I love them, how much they mean to me.
- There are a few things that I cherish–my jewelry, sarees, books, art supplies–and I have already decided what goes to whom. So, during those heart to heart chats I have with them, I will let them know about their little inheritance!😜 (My girls are going to kick me if they read this post, really!).
- My winged babies–Cookie, Bholu, Chikki–will be moved to their aunt’s home or my mom’s home. These are the two places where they will receive the most love and the best care.
- I wonder who will take care of hubby! (Oh, God! I really don’t want to go to tomorrow! How will that guy survive alone?).
- I will remind hubby and sis-in-law about donating my organs so someone can live a better life. I have told them about it on multiple occasions, but this time they will have to take me seriously!
- My blog baby, Metanoia, will have one last post, to thank all those who visit here regularly and leave behind a piece of their heart.
- And, yes, for the last time, I would like to spend some happy moments with my stray furry friends–I so look forward to meeting them every day! They remind me of my Chikoo–the guy I will be meeting soon!
These are just some of the things I would want to do before I cross over. Although, I do wonder if the time I have left would be enough to fulfill these last wishes!
That’s the reason behind penning this post, you see? To be grateful for all that I have been blessed with and to remind myself, again, that Life is so very uncertain. And, the few, uncertain moments we have left, are best spent doing something worthwhile. That nothing here lasts forever and that love is all that really matters.
Have you ever thought about what you would want to do if it was your last day today?