I don't watch the news, but briefly before Jeopardy was on, I caught the end of the news, and this news segment really got me thinking. Someone in Utah was being put to death by firing squad.(no longer allowed, unless convicted before 2004). He could of choose lethal injection, but he choose firing squad,but what really got me thinking is he was executed at 12am this morning. The news segment was at about 7pm Thursday. So with only a few hours to live, what would/could he do with his life? I am not a criminal(obviously) but it still got me thinking, if I knew I only had a few hours left to live what would I do with the time I did have?
Bringing me back to my bucket list, a lot of the stuff on my list cannot be done in a few hours, or a few days if you really think about it. I know for one thing I would want to have a nice meal(like most criminals, normally get one last meal.) What would I want that meal to be, that I have not thought about. Something nice, but something I know I would remember if I were to still live. Steak and Potatoes would be nice, but I think I would want more. I would probably have a whole feast of stuff, pig out sure, but mine as well it would be my last few hours to eat. I would complete what is possible on my bucket list. I would want to make the last hours on earth more meaningful that any other time I had spent on earth. Which also gets me thinking we do not know when we will die, it could be today, tomorrow, next week, next month. I try to live my life to the fullest each day, but someday's its really hard. Someday's I feel sad, others angry, and feelings are not the only thing to intervene. I cannot get out of the house most days, so most days I end up sitting around doing nothing. I am trying to write a book, and I plan on getting it published, if it goes well, I actually plan in writing a lot more books. I should also work on a memoir of my life, I'm just not sure how I would feel right now putting that out there, but a fiction story is a good start.
So now I'm asking you, if you knew you only had a few hours left to live what would you do with the time you had? Would you live life like you do everday, or would you change your life just for those few hour
Even though he killed people I would like to thank Ronnie Lee Gardner for inspiring me to write this, somehow through your death it inspired me and really got me thinking. I need to work on my bucket list more, and actually TRY to do something with my life even though I'm with limited transportation. I can write my book as a start.
You should do it too.