My specialty in nursing puts me face-to-face with death and dying every time I work. I've watched many take their last breath and, while it is never easy to deal with, it has impacted me in positive ways. Being young, the idea of dying seems a long way off. We don't think about anything happening to shorten our life. For me, I've learned to appreciate the ones I love a lot more. That's why I cherish the time I get to spend with my family and especially my children.
What if you found out you only had a few months to live or just hours? Would it have a profound impact on how you would spend your remaining time on earth? While some would possibly savor each second like a well-prepared entrée, others would quickly burn through the time trying to sample a little of everything. The hard truth is, none of us know which moment will be our last.