If Not On the Day I Die

If you were really going to die tonight, would you sit and read through the whole Sunday paper, or most of the magazines you subscribe to? Would you really surf around the TV looking desperately for anything of even minor interest? Would you still go out and spend an hour or two at lunch or dinner, gossiping about the other managers. Decide then: If not on the day I die, then not now either. Because, frankly, it may really be today.

–Geshe Michael Roach, The Diamond Cutter

Excerpted from Crossroads Dispatches — the whole post is worth a read. Thanks to Nacho for pointing the way.

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2 Comments on “If Not On the Day I Die”

  1. Fran aka Redondowriter Says:

    Cripes, what would I do–if I knew. I guess I’d spend some phone time, hopefully get my nearby kids to drop by, and take Cookie for one last walk. I sure wouldn’t have continued cleaning my bedroom, or watched Star Jones on Larry King.

  2. Daniel Says:

    I’m not sure what I would do, but I can tell you what may father did. He methodically called all of his out-of-town friends, thanked them for their friendship, and explained why they likely would not receive a Christmas card next year.