That is the question I have been wondering the last few days. If today was the last day of my life (or of the world), would I be happy with how I spent it? To answer it, I look to the people around me who I feel are getting it right.
Am I watching it rain and enjoying the storm? Better yet, am I dancing in the rain?
Am I fully present with my husband and children? Do they wonder if I love them or my electronic devices more?
Do I spend my money on the first thing I see that catches my eye or am I waiting until I am sure I want it?
Am I giving my time and money to help someone who needs me?
Are my words kind and helpful? Do they point others to Jesus?
Am I reading my Bible because I want to and not out of obligation?
Do I stay in the moment and really soak up what is going on?
Do I find the good in every situation or focus on the bad?
Do I thank the people around me for all they do for me and tell them how much they mean to me?
Am I listening for God’s voice in every decision? Am I putting God’s will for my life above my own?
The answer to these questions is some of the time. No, I won’t ever get it all right, but I need to stay aware. Life goes by in an instant and I can miss it. When I think of the people I know who are suffering, it drives home the point that none of us know what our future holds. But I know the One who holds the future. Do you?