What if…you had one month to live?
I’m reading the New York Times bestseller One Month to Live by Kerry and Chris Shook and I’ve been asking myself that question a lot lately.
If I had one month to live, what would I spend more time on? Or less?
How would my perspective change?
The book has inspired me to look at life in a whole new way, and to really try to make each day count. It’s helped me to focus on what truly matters.
In fact, seeing everything through “One Month” lenses has impacted me so much that I wanted to share it.
I’ve heard it said that if you do something for thirty days, it can become a habit. So for the next month, I’ll be hosting what I’m calling “My One Month”—focusing on living life in a way that if I did find out I had a month to live, I’d have no regrets.
I’ll be blogging about my journey and would love for you to join me.
Just ask yourself the question–what if I had only one month to live? Then write about it. Your post can be as simple as a list of things you’d like to do, or it can be about something that happens as a result of looking at life from a “One Month” viewpoint.
If you don’t have a blog, you can still participate. Simply stop by throughout the month and comment to share your ideas and stories.
I contacted the authors of One Month to Live, and they offered to send me a couple of autographed copies of their book to give away. So to kick this off, leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. (I’ll be randomly selecting the two winners from the comments and will announce them on Friday, October 3rd.)
The authors will also be considering a couple of your posts and/or comments for publication on their website. (Read the details below to see how this will work.)
Like the book says, living a no-regrets life isn’t about focusing on the fact that we’re all going to die someday.
It’s about choosing to live in a way that makes each moment matter.
And that’s something worth doing.
Don’t you think?
Here are more details about how to join me in “My One Month”:
Grab this button:
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Write your own “My One Month” post any time from September 29th – October 27th. (Again, if you don’t have a blog, comment to share your story.)
Link up. After you’ve written your post and linked here, come sign the Mr. Linky box below. (When this post is no longer at the top of my blog, I’ll have a link that will get you back here and to Mr. Linky. So whether you want to write something now or later in the month, you can come back at any time and add your name/URL.)
As I blog about “My One Month” and read your posts and comments, I’ll be linking to some of my favorites so that others can read them as well.
After October 27th, I’ll be selecting one or two posts/comments to put up on my blog for a few days, as well as forwarding them on to the authors of One Month to Live for their consideration. (Note: This isn’t a writing contest; it’s just a matter of sharing your heart and your experiences.)
Spread the word and tell your friends about this. The more people we have joining in, the more I think we’ll all be inspired and encouraged by each other’s stories.
And I hope, by focusing for a month on making the most of the lives we’ve been given, that the impact will last forever.