Find, pursue & live your Joy.

“We never know how much time is given us to live & explore this world. Enjoy every day. Be present in every moment.” … Susanne

I woke up one morning … in the middle of my long trek through Medical Crisis Land … with a question ringing in my ears. “What would you do if you knew you only had a year to live?” Yikes! Now that was an eye opener for sure. With that question in mind it wasn’t hard to ignore the “Shoulds” of life and cut right to the heart of things.

What would I do? I know that some people might want to travel and see as much of the world as they could before leaving … but it turns out that I’m not one of them. I know others who would hunker down with friends and family until the end came … well … that is definitely a part of my timeline. Some might spend the time bemoaning their fate (No thanks.) and then there’s the overachievers. I found out that I belong to this group. We’re the ones who plan on enjoying every speck of life during our remaining time … doing our best to say everything that needs to be said … spending time with everyone who needs to be seen … and doing the things that we love and will miss.

Thankfully it was more of a kick-in-the-butt kind of question rather than a prophetic one! However, as I often still forget to stay focused … and subsequently get lost in the minutia of life … I’m glad that Life asked me. I’m not sure where this whole Journey-of-life thing is heading nor how my self-perceived purpose is going to unfold but at least I no longer feel a burning desire to try and micromanage Life.

My joy is being creative. My joy also includes helping people and I trust that somewhere, somehow Life has a plan … one that incorporates Its requests and my joys. So … now it’s my turn to make you think. “What would YOU do if you knew you only had a year to live?”

Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone



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