When asked what surprised him most about humanity, someone said "Man".
"Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."
The Dalai Lama said these words and I believe in a different God then him but these words hit home.
The trouble is - how to live every day as if it were my last?
If today is my last day,
I'd have a chat with all my childhood friends - to hear how they are, talk about our childhood dreams and laugh over our mistakes growing up.
I'd call up all my beloved colleagues, ask for their forgiveness for my impatience at work, encourage them to spend more time with their loved ones and share whatever I can with them.
I'd meet my dearest friends for tea, muse over our past experiences and tell them what I appreciate most about them.
I'd spend the most time with all my beloved ones, making sure they know how much I love them, and asking for their forgiveness on all the times I act like I don't.