I often ask myself in the morning "dude what if I died today". Not in an "I wanna die" kinda way but more in an "are you prepared to fully live today as if it were the only day to your fullest potential" kinda way. This type of morning reflection gets me excited to do my best each day, especially on the rough days when I lack motivation. As a former athlete, I rely on motivation heavily and goals to get me through. Somehow this sentence continues to keep my eyes on the prize.
- You can actually die any day. Seriously. There's so much out to kill us instantaneously or slowly that you can't think about it or you'll go crazy. Just acknowledge this fact and move on
- I'm beyond my immortal phase. Funny that the same morning I was updating my retirement plan at work when I said the sentence "I think I could work until the day I die". That could've been that same day... So my death is actually a thing that will happen and I need to prepare my family responsibly for that
- Which leads to my final epiphany... The other passenger said, "so strange I mailed my life insurance payment this morning. My family would've been fine. I'm ok with what may have happened". Everyone needs to leave something behind for their kids and be at peace with the fact that their life must go on without you. Because hopefully, they will out live you.
I think I'm actually still in shock as I type this... I'm not lucky. Someone prays for me all the time and I guess their prayers kicked in this day. It just wasn’t my time, but I was at peace if it were.