I’m proud to say that I’ve accepted the 30 Day Challenge and invite you to do it here. I love these! I will literally be setting my timer to 15 minutes. Here I go..
This is the first prompt:
We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
You just discovered you have fifteen minutes to live.
1. Set a timer for fifteen minutes.
2. Write the story that has to be written.
I’m sitting here thinking about the fact that I only have 15 minutes left. All I can think of is all of the people that I’ve met throughout my life. The ones who inspired me, hurt me, loved me. The most important thought to me is, how did I impact others? I hope I helped out somehow…
I think back on my father. A man who hurt me so much but I wish I helped more. I love you so much. I know you have a great heart. What could I have done to save him? Wait, I couldn’t save him. All I could do was show him an example of who I still became.
I think about my mother. What a powerful woman she is. I hope I made her proud.
I think about my family. I wish I could have spent more time with them and loved them more. I hope I showed them just enough while I was around.
I think about my mentors. I thank them for seeing in me what I once couldn’t see for myself.
I think about my friends. I hope I did my best to help them and show them I was there for them. I hope I was able to show them that I truly care. Maybe I gave them hope?
I think about my husband. The man who moved my heart more than anyone. I cried, laughed, lived, explored with this man. Thank God for him. I don’t think I would have enjoyed life as much if he wasn’t there. The man who truly believed in me when I felt like I couldn’t do it. I love him so much.
I think about God. Was I a good daughter to you? Are you going to greet me with open arms? Or was there something left I had to do? All I can say is I’ve done my best and I can’t wait to hang out with you. With the little time I have left I want to ask for forgiveness for the known and unknown I’ve done to wrong you in my life.
I would want to leave a final thought to everyone who knew me and those I still hadn’t met. My biggest word of advice would be please, please, please don’t give up. BE YOU. Don’t be anyone else but YOU. Don’t give in to society. Be deep. Shallowness to me has been one of the biggest plagues around me. Love deeply. Try your best to show everyone you know that you do care. If they choose not to accept, at least you know in your heart that you tried.
Don’t make excuses for yourself. You have a conscience inside you (God) that shows you the way. You have your intuition that tells you the answer. You don’t need anyone to tell you what you need to do because you already know in your heart what the right thing to do is.
Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Be proud that you were able to get out alive. Be proud that you are still standing. Be thankful for what you do have and think about how it could have been worst (I’m talking to myself too).
Learn about everything around you. Learn about the world, the land, the animals, your history, and those around you.
I know I haven’t been perfect but I know that I’ve tried my best. I would hope that I have touched as many lives as I could. I hope that I wont be forgotten. You may have thought I was different but I hope I’m just unforgettable.
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Comment below and let me know what you would think of if you had 15 minutes. Deep stuff huh