Tell The Truth Thursday – One Week To Live

by Sherry Riter in Death,Lessons of Life,Love,Tell The Truth Thursday

Tell The Truth Thursday

Welcome to “Tell The Truth Thursday” where the question that has been posted in my right side bar gets answered by me and you…and sometimes my husband too! Did you prepare your post and are you ready to drop your URL into the McLinky so that we all can follow? I hope so!

The question this week is:

    If you only had one week left to live, how would you spend it?

I think many people would answer this question the same as I will today. I think this answer will be best if I just give you a list:

  1. Alyssa would not go to school for the week so that we could be together.
  2. I would keep the video machine on all the time so that every time I thought of something I wanted to tell someone, it would be recorded. Plus, Alyssa would have me doing normal things. I have been very remiss at recording myself. I recorded everyone else and try to stay out of the video view finder. I’m not going to do that any more. I’m going to start making videos of myself.
  3. The camera would be aimed at me taking tons of pictures.
  4. Eat anything I wanted, any time I wanted to eat.
  5. Find all the “sentimental momentos” and give them to everyone.
  6. Call all my friends who live far away to say “I love you”.
  7. Visit the funeral home and take care of all my burial arrangements, so that my family wouldn’t have to suffer through all that paperwork.
  8. Visit my sweet dog’s burial spot.
  9. Tell Turtle goodbye.
  10. Visit the beach one more time and walk barefoot in the sand.
  11. Take care of all financial responsibilities so that everything would be easy for anyone to find and keep going i.e. paying bills.
  12. Hold my family and express my love to them as many times as possible.
  13. Try to help everyone cope with my impending death.
  14. Pray for forgiveness and try to change God’s mind so that he wouldn’t take me yet.
  15. Cry a lot because I don’t want to leave my family.
  16. Find a pretty white dress for my burial.

That’s all rather depressing, however, I have learned something important from this question. Over the last few weeks while I have contemplated my answer, I realized that there are some things I need to immediately change. The main reason is that I do not and will not know the exact moment of my death, so unless I do these things differently now, they may never be completed.

I’m very glad that I started this blog for my sweet daughter, Alyssa. When I started this blog, it had been a long time since I had written anything other than financial reports. Blogging has been a wonderful pleasure. At the end of 2010, I will have my blog bound for Volume I of my life’s history. A book that Alyssa can open when she is missing me and needs a hug.

I want to be remembered.

I want to be thought of fondly after I have left this earth.

I want to still share my life with those I love who are living and need comfort.

I’m going to try even harder now to live fully while leaving sweet memories of me and our time together for my daughter. Hopefully, maybe even some wisdom that will comfort and guide her too.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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