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Death

My SIL and I have been talking about death today.  How morbid! 

It actually started with her saying that we should just love people as much as we can while they are still alive.  I completely agree with that.  It made me think of the saying that one should life every day as though it’s your last.  I don’t agree with that.

If I had to live every day as though it’s my last:

I wouldn’t work.  I don’t want to spend my last day working.  Which would mean, we would be bums – no money, no home, no food.  Please donate.

My kids would be spoiled rotten.  I would not discipline them.  I would let them have whatever they want.

The would also not go to school, have no education – which is not an option.  Spending their day with me.  Doing whatever it is that we feel like. 

I would be completely obese.  I would eat as if there’s no tomorrow (which according to this saying there would not be). 

My house would look like a pigsty.  I would not be bothered to clean it up!

MMmm…my husband might even get some sex loving care!

So while I agree that one should love as if there is no tomorrow, one cannot live as if there is not.

14 responses

  1. Addie

    I find myself thinking of death quite alot, especially when I travel btwn home and work. I do agree that it can make one morbit. Thoughts that usually cross my mind is … what will I do if something tragic should happen to one of the children? … what will I do if I got a call that my hubby died in some tragic circumstances!!!! I think thoughts like this all time 😦

    November 16, 2006 at 12:53 pm

  2. Cheryl

    I ditto “Addie’s” comment. I think about death alot also, mine, my children, my family.

    I think we just need to be greatful and give thanks for every day as it is not promised to us. This I do daily – being a manic depressive I often have suicide thoughts, so on a good day, heck even on a bad day, I try to “dance like no one is watching”

    And on the more practical side, make sure all our paperwork is in order – Last Will and Testament etc. Leave copies of important documents in a safe place, advise family members about insurance policies. Talk about what you would like done for your funeral, make sure your children will be taken care of, contingency plans. The realities of dying, expected or unexpected.

    But this comment is “do as I say, not as I do”. I know that I SHOULD do all this, but I haven’t.

    November 16, 2006 at 3:05 pm

  3. Very good point! I think I’ll eat chocolate like there’s no tomorrow, though. 😉

    November 16, 2006 at 4:47 pm

  4. msgrits

    I think about death too. Especially since a dear friend died suddenly at age 56. I say my prayers and leave it in the Lord’s hands. We have already taken care of everything even the caskets and plots are picked out, so our children don’t have to do it.
    Now that’s this is done…We are gonna Live, Love and Laugh and give lots of hugs!!!!

    November 16, 2006 at 5:04 pm

  5. Wenchy

    Yip….. you know I am the most morbid of friends. LOL

    November 16, 2006 at 5:31 pm

  6. We are in the middle of getting our will written. That was a very morbid conversation with the lawyer. “So if Kelly were in a coma and on life support, would you pull the plug or not? Kelly what are your wishes?” YIKES!!!! I know it is realistic to talk about and plan for…but not something I want to dwell on!

    November 16, 2006 at 10:09 pm

  7. Alisa

    We also just made our wills. They “kill” you one by one, then the 2 of us, then they “kill” the whole family. Where do the kids go? That was the hardest one of all. It is awful. So I too have been thinking of death.
    Ditto on the saying and what I would do…no work, eat pizza and cake all day long etc…

    November 16, 2006 at 11:02 pm

  8. Completely argree about the loving, but not neccessarily living sentiment! The first thing I thought of was then I would eat whatever and whenever I wanted and that would not be so healthy!

    November 17, 2006 at 12:24 am

  9. Very good point you have made. Something to always think about.

    November 17, 2006 at 12:54 am

  10. I don’t try to live life as if every day were my last. I try to live my life so that at the end I never have to say, “you know what I should have done.”

    November 17, 2006 at 1:13 am

  11. very true mommy mel. and perhaps, happy are those who know their last few days on earth. at least, their actions are far more accurate than those who are clueless.

    November 17, 2006 at 5:11 am

  12. I don’t think it’s possible to live as if there’s no tomorrow. It seems to be human nature to take it for granted – sad but true. All we can do is try our best to enjoy what we have.. or at least just revel in it. I’m sorry Tommie dissapointed you, I hope he made it up to you by now.

    November 17, 2006 at 8:22 am

  13. That was a very interesting post and I guess death is not something we like to think or talk about! I often think about it and as you know losing my brother Jason was just the reality of it – loosing someone so close to you! Yes you are so right – Love like there is no tomorrow because for someone out there there may not be a tomorrow. I was fortunate to see Jason the day before he died and I had the opportunity to tell him that I loved him – I have no regrets, I just miss him very much!!!!! Thanks for that post – It is good to get us thinking to what is really important in our lives!!!!

    P.s. – Did Tommie make up for your anniversary? or did you go out and buy yourself that “well deserved” anniversary pressie you so want? *giggle*.

    Take care and have a super weekend!

    November 17, 2006 at 9:26 am

  14. I agree with you 100%

    November 17, 2006 at 9:50 am

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