Friday, January 30, 2009

No Regrets

Last week at church we were all given a copy of the book, One Month to Live, by Kerry & Chris Shook. We have a guest speaker this week and next who is going to be discussing the book and the effects it could have on our lives.

It's a day-by-day kind of book. Each day's reading ends with a few questions to help you think about how to apply what you've read. I'm not going to be able to consolidate each day's reading for you, but I do want to pick one of the questions each day - something meaningful to me - and share the question and my response. It will be not only for your benefit, but mine as well as I'll be able to go back and look at the decisions I've made and thoughts I've processed. So here's day 1's question:

As quickly as possible, without thinking too hard or too long, make a list of five things you'd change about your life if you knew you only had a month to live. Choose at least one thing to begin changing today, right now.

1. I would stop hating myself because of what I weigh. I would realize there are better ways to spend my precious time.
2. I wouldn't worry about the small things, like if Hubby drops his dirty laundry on the floor rather than in the hamper or if my children don't put away the dishes in the right place.
3. I would spend more time with God.
4. I wouldn't waste so much of my time watching tv.
5. I would make sure to laugh every day.

So that's it. No elaboration. No long speech. Just the question and answer, every day. I'm going to post them all under the label "No Regrets," just so I can find some motivation when I'm starting to slip back into old habits. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the questions, so feel free to either post them here in the comments or if you do it on your blog, let me know!


Tammie @ Are You For Real? said...

Just this week, I heard Kerry & Chris Shook in a two part interview on Life Today with James and Betty Robison podcast from iTunes. They were a very interesting couple with what seems to be a dynamic ministry. I would love to read the book, and I look forward to your sharing as you go through it.


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