Saturday, April 5, 2008

An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given

Yesterday as I was wondering aimlessly through Target, I came across a book entitled, 'An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love'. The book is co-authored by Richard and Kristine Carlson (the man who wrote all of the 'Don't Sweat the Small Stuff' books).

I have to admit that the title alone caught my attention - many of you know that I am a hopeless romantic! The book is a wonderful, true story about Richard's love for his wife and what he would do if he only had an hour to live. What is ironic about the story is that it was written on Richard's 18th wedding anniversary as a gift to his wife, and 3 years before he suddenly died on a business trip.

For the past few weeks, I have been re-evaluating my life and trying to find more balance in it - balance between my job and the relationships in my life that are important to me. I am sad to say that I have allowed some of my personal relationships to suffer due to my career choices. This book helped to reaffirm for me that I need to actively pursue getting the balance back in my life.

If I knew that I only had an hour left to live, I wouldn't want to spend that hour trying to make telephone calls to my family and friends to let them know how I feel. I want them to always know how I feel about them, and starting today I am going to start doing a better job of that!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful idea! I don't have a page on "my space" so I wouldn't have been able to keep up with you. I have to get the book as well. Sounds like it's something I need to read and keep in my library! All is well with me and the family. More news to come. Blessings!! Naomi

Adrienne said...

This is wonderful. I have added you to my favorites so I will check in from time to time. I will definitely pick up the book! I miss you my friend! I hope all is well and hopefully I will get to see you this summer some time.
Adrienne

Cindy said...

We are always happy to get updates from you and a blog is a great way to do that as well. We look forward to seeing you in a few days and just having some family time. I have put in a request for nice sunny weather! See you soon. Love Ya! Cindy

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