I read this article by David McCasland on The Power Of Terminal Thinking where he said: Considering the certainty of death can provide a dynamic approach to life.
Thomas à Kempis (1379–1471) wrote, “Happy is he that always hath the hour of his death before his eyes and daily prepareth himself to die.”
Think of the day of your death. At your funeral, will people have good things to say about you? Or will the place be silent because people would think it better to keep quiet than say something that’s not nice. Think of you’re “Living Eulogy.” If you would invite people to speak today about you, as if you are already gone, what would they say about you?
The Bible teaches us to count our days. If we will live our life as if everyday is our last, just imagine how much passion and joy we’ll put into it. We would consider each day as a blessing and each hour as an opportunity to give our best to our life’s work.
4 “Show me, O Lord, my life’s end
and the number of my days;
let me know how fleeting is my life.
5 You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
the span of my years is as nothing before you.
Each man’s life is but a breath.
Starting strong is easy; finishing strong is hard. Come to think of it, the start of the year — a New Year — isn’t something new anymore. It’s always there every January 1st. So rather than saying “Start the year Right,” it would be better to say “Start every day Right.”
If you view life with its apparent end (Believe me, death will come one day), then you will have a whole new world open to you. A world of living life to the fullest everyday…for yourself, and for others!