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Live Like You Were Dying

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief
Last Modified: 13:15 p.m. EDT, 15 February 2013

Tim McGraw, Photo by A to Z Entertainment @ComediansAndSpeakers.comTim McGraw‘s song ‘Live Like You Were Dying,’ serves as yet another reminder that each of us is allotted a certain amount of time here on earth. None of us knows the date or hour that we will be called home, which is why we should live as if we were dying.

We often pity people with terminal illnesses, but in truth we all have a terminal illness because living is a terminal illness. We all are born and will die, it is just that some are more acutely aware of their impending demise. How would you live if you knew you would die soon?

Wouldn’t you take the time to touch other people’s lives in a more positive manner? Would you hold back from cursing out a driver who cut you off? Perhaps they just received a report from their doctor that so preoccupied them that they didn’t even notice.

Would you care so much about office politics, celebrity gossip, jealousy, or despair over worldly, ephemeral concerns? This was a wake-up call for me, and a remembrance to not judge others nor ourselves but to start from where we are to live and to love!

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About Ayanna Nahmias

Ayanna Nahmias was interviewed on Radio Netherlands Worldwide program titled 'The State We’re In,' about her life in Africa and her determination to transcend her past. She started the Nahmias Cipher Report to provide information to readers about life in emerging economies, and to provide alternative insight into the challenges faced by women and children living in these countries. The blog features stories from around the world to inspire other people to persevere and triumph in the face of great adversity. She blogs about current events in emerging economies, international politics, human rights abuses, women’s rights and child advocacy.

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10 Comments on “Live Like You Were Dying”

  1. sparkylaurie Says:

    Hi Ayanna,
    All of us need this reminder to make our life worthwhile.Thanks.This post brought to mind the quote “Dream as if you will live forever,live as if you will die today!” :)

    Reply

  2. purpleborough Says:

    Great thoughts; pity not everyone will pause to read and ponder.

    Reply

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