Wednesday, July 15, 2009

if today was your last day

sometimes i wonder how it feels like to be able to count down to the day of you death. i suppose it'd be like working with a deadline. you'll know when you're running out of time, and you know how to plan your remaining days such that you get everything into order and you die happy.

if you were to die in say, 3months, then your priorities would change so drastically. studies, university, career planning, they wont matter. you finally see the real purpose in life, which is not to slog like a bull now and hope you find happiness later when you're old and gray. i mean, there comes a certain point in time when you're no longer able to run and scream and ride rollercoasters. and when that time comes, all you'll have left to show is awards, certificates and report books.

if you were going to die tomorrow, would you spend your last day studying?

why cant we enjoy life now and study later? what's wrong with starting school when we're 30 and work when we're 40? we spend the prime of our lives sitting at desks and writing reports and occasionally paying attention during lessons.

perhaps some people do want to work; perhaps they have a dream in life and know how to achieve it. well, lucky them. but what happens to the rest of us who just want to be happy?

My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
If today was your last day

Against the grain should be a way of life
What's worth the prize is always worth the fight
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
So live like you'll never live it twice
Don't take the free ride in your own life

Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce of memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day