This was a topic I was assigned to write about during my Life Power Yoga Teacher Training. What would you do if you had 24 Hours from now to live?
24 Hours to Live
If the sun rose and I learned that after this day I would be no more
I would gather my family and hold them till they felt my love burning through their core
But with little time for crying and useless tears
We’d have to find exciting things to distract out somber fears.
First brunch at Snooze with bacon and champagne
Then off to Elitch Gardens for a quick ride on Twister, Eraser and Boomerang.
Next a drive to the mountains to have a last romance with nature
Along side my daughter and sons I’d run, jump, hike and take lots of pictures.
On the way back we’d quickly call everyone on the cell phone
Tell them it’s one of our infamous impromptu parties in our home
People would show unknowingly to hear music and dance singing karaoke
It would be wonderful to smile, laugh, hug creating a lasting memory
And when all of our friends and neighbors went out the door
I’d pick up my phone to make calls once more.
My aunts, uncles, in-laws and any cousins I could find
I’d wish them all well and say good-bye.
One more last number I’d would need to dial
To make amends with my brother, I haven’t seen in a while.
My heart would be heavy as I’m sure I wouldn’t want to go
My children so young, unable to see them grow.
My husband, who I’m in love with so specially
I would want his face to be the last I see
I would remember the times we laughed and joked sarcastically
Like him, no other could stimulate me mentally
He is my rock and I am his desert flower
In his arms I would want to spend my final hours.
Gazing into his eyes and realizing we made our dreams come true
So much love, our beautiful children and a great dog too
I’d have no regrets except that I couldn’t stay longer
Spreading love, promoting peace and making the world stronger.