Posted by: Noni | May 28, 2016

Embracing Death, living life.

Seven years ago, May 28th 2009, I found myself in a situation where I fully expected to die. As I lay motionless on a tiled floor a wave of calm swept over me. I waited for darkness to extinguish my light, I embraced that inevitability.  But my number hadn’t been called yet so I was gifted more time on this glorious planet. I’m grateful for every moment I’ve experienced since then.

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In the past 2,555 days a collection of events, both good and bad, have brought me a deeper understanding of my purpose in this world. I’ve changed. My goals have changed. My lifestyle has changed. The world has changed. Things that were once important are now insignificant. My perspectives have shifted from a state of wanting; more money, more stuff, more friends, more time…. to a place of acceptance and understanding. The journey wasn’t rapid as one might expect but rather a gradual shift and adaptation to a new-found understanding of what’s really important in this life.

So… what is important, you might ask me? Let me ask you… If you were to die next week, what would you do with your last days? If your answer is any different from what you have planned already, then ask yourself WHY?  The most important lesson I have learned in the last 7 years is this:

Live each day as if it were your last.

Since 2009 I’ve suffered many losses. Most of those deaths were unexpected. My children lost their father. My best friend lost her mother. I lost my mentor and writing partner. I didn’t understand why I was given a second chance while so many others were not. There are no guarantees in life but one is certain, eventually we all die.  So…

Live each day as if it were your last.

Cherish your family, appreciate your friends, share with your neighbors, give back to society, simplify your space, reach for new heights, count your blessings and

Live each day as if it were your last.


  1. Love you honey and you know I do try to live each day as my last!

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