By Richard Carlson
For those who had one hour to dwell and will make only one cell name, who might you name? What could you are saying? Why are you ready? Richard Carlson's surprising, tragic dying in December 2006 left his hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts reeling, yet even their many letters, calls, and emails could not erase the loss felt by way of his spouse, Kristine. to aim and are available to phrases together with her loss, she pored over 25 years of affection letters, reliving the stories and cherishing her overdue husband's reminiscence. yet one letter stood out. Richard had written to his spouse on their 18th marriage ceremony anniversary and tried to reply to the query: in the event you had one hour to dwell, what may you do, who may you name, and what might you assert? An Hour to stay, An Hour to like is a profoundly relocating publication that indicates the significance of treasuring every day because the remarkable reward it really is.
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Remember how I used to joke with you that a half hour with you in the backyard was more relaxing than three days at an expensive spa? You knew just what I needed and how to slow me down just by being calm yourself. What a gift that was to me, all these years. “If I could live my life over again, I would never put off so easily and so often, what I knew, deep down, I really wanted to do. God, if I had only known what a mistake that was. I mean I thought I knew, I really did, but I still did it—I put off the really important stuff.
You always simply smiled and said, ‘Well, we always teach best what we most need to learn,’ reminding me gently that I am not exempt from the problems of humanity. “If I could live this life over again, I’d spend less time talking and more time listening, particularly to you and to the children. Saying good-bye to the girls, I cried when I realized I hadn’t listened nearly enough to them over the years, and they have so much to say. In my attempts to share my own • 23 • Richard Carlson wisdom, I have missed out on hearing theirs.
The key to a good life is this: If you’re not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don’t make it a top priority during your lifetime. When you really think about it, it’s a miracle that we’re even here to begin with. Life itself is such an awesome adventure! ” I got goose bumps whenever I • 33 • Richard Carlson heard her say it. She was hitting the nail squarely on the head. Imagine being so full of gratitude that you wake up every day happy just to be alive, breathing the air, enjoying the beauty of the natural world, and maybe even sitting next to someone you love.