San Francisco, California

Thinking more about Ardell Lien… at one point, he was so sick, I’m guessing his prognosis was no more than 3 months. Maybe it was then that he resolved that if he lived, he would embark on a mission to raise awareness of organ donation.

So here’s the question: if you had only 3 months left to live, what would YOU resolve to do?

And if it’s that important to you, that you would spend the last 3 months of your time on this earth doing it….


You never know what’s just around the corner. When I was working in London, I could have been blown up on the Underground on my way to work. Every time I fly, the plane could drop out of the sky. Every time I cross the street, I could get squished. How many people do you know, or how many urban myths have you heard, of people dying prematurely, unexpectedly, before they’d done the things they really wanted to do?

As the second anniversary of my father’s death approaches, I recall that the last coherent words I heard him say were, ‘I never got around to…’ and the rest of the sentence was lost in his pain. If that were you, what would be that thing that you never got around to?

You may choose not to live every day as if it’s your last (maybe best NOT to tell the boss what you really think of him/her, just in case) but how much would it really hurt you if you did?

I haven’t read this book but it sounds intriguing.

Famous last words – and if this is all getting a bit too serious for you, I would check out Oscar Wilde…

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