I am content. I am happy with where I am right now. If someone tells me I have only a few months left to live, these are the things I will do:
- Tell my family (yes, including my siblings) that I love them. Growing up in an Asian family, it’s not a common sight for us to say our ‘I love you(s)’ so casually. We like to show our love in indirect and non-obvious ways. I want to let them know that I cherish each and every one of them, although I don’t appear so with my blank face most times. I’m not a person of many words, but I would say my ‘I love you(s)’ for the first and last time. I would show them how much I appreciate them in my life, how much they mean to me.
- I would travel the world, get out of my protective bubble and explore, because I know that there is so much more out of this tiny city that I live in.
- Spend more time doing fun things with family and friends.
Other than that, I would say that I’m pretty content with life right now. I would wish for things to stay that way and not change, but I know that it’s just wishful thinking on my part. Life goes on, with all of its ups and downs. They are inevitable. So I need to treasure how high I am right now at my ‘up’, before I reach my next inevitable ‘down’, before I’m ready to say ‘Down time, I’m ready for you’.
What about you, yes you–the one staring at the screen right now. I strongly urge you to take time–just a little will do–to stop and think, what would you change/do if you were to find out you have only a few months left on this Earth?