Last month (February), ReverbHQ sent out an email with a prompt for the month, along with some tools and resources for writing. Something happened with my email on the list, so I didn't get the prompt, but I got March's, so I'm back on board!
If March 2011 was your last month to live, how would you live it?
Easy. I'd take all of those random quotes that have always resonated with me and put them to work for me.
“If you want to be happy, then be.”
“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” -John Lennon
“Today isn't just day. Today I'll make something beautiful.”
“Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” -Anne Herbert
“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears or the sea.” -Isak Dinesen
I wouldn't take a moment for granted, even though that's generally how I try to live anyway. I'd take Max to Disneyland, to see him experience the magic, to make some amazing memories for him. I'd write letters to anyone and everyone I'd ever wanted to tell I loved them. I'd pay the toll of the person behind me. I'd put as much cream and sugar in my coffee as I wanted, and I'd eat french toast for dinner. I'd do good things for deserving people, in the hopes that they'd remember me that way. I'd smile at strangers and hold more doors for people. I'd sing in my car as loud as I could, and encourage those next to me at the stoplight to join in. I'd go on the Giant Dipper and keep my arms raised the whole time. Simply put, I'd live as much as I could in those limited days.