(November 9, 2021) Mama Lava shares a thoughtful challenge…
I just had a conversation with the youngest and oldest of my five children. For context, they are 18 and 26 years old.
We sat down at the same time for breakfast and began to discuss what we would do today if we knew it was our last day to live. I thought the discussion was hilarious, stereotypical, and insightful. It went like this:
My own answer was simple.
‘What would I do if I knew today was my last day to live? I’d go to the beach, my happy place! I’d communicate my gratitude and encouragements and goodbyes from the sand, serenaded by crashing surf. I’d pray, and later be calling, texting, and writing.’
My son’s helpful ‘abandon’ list
My youngest had a completely different take. He asked, ‘I’m going to die tomorrow… for sure? Then I can’t die today, right?’
My oldest and I looked at each other. We hadn’t thought of that. I was completely amused by his line of thinking. He continued…‘I’d go skydiving without a parachute’ he started.(more…)