The last day
There was a time in all of our childhoods where for one last day, we innocently went outside to play with our friends. We had no idea that this would be the last time. We weren’t thinking any further forwards than getting into the place of imagination, play and discovery with others.
There are many occasions that are “last days”. Our last day at primary school, the last day our parents pick us up from the ground, our last day we eat spaghetti toasted sandwiches and even the last day we say goodbye to a friend or family member we (at the time are unaware) will never see again.
There is a last day we will have with our parents. Our last day may come before theirs. It’s the uncertainty of human life.
Let’s take holding a grudge and inject it into our last days events. Something a friend or family member has done either knowingly or unknowingly in the past. If you had the opportunity to spend their last day with them, how important would it be to get to the bottom of what happened? Would the topic really surround something that they have not considered a big deal for years, even decades? If we really think about the linear fashion in which time operates, it makes sense to see the benefit in moving on from past events and treating them as lessons rather than liabilities.
There’s no award for the longest held grudge, nor is there a high chance you would be interested in dissecting this during your last day on earth.
Perhaps today might be the last day you hold a grudge?
One day it will be the last day you stand up and greet someone.
One day it will be the last day you check your email inbox.
One day it will be the last day you cook your favourite meal.
One day it will be the last day you laugh all too loudly with a good friend.
Next time you are completing a mundane task, bring awareness to the situation by imagining how you would approach it differently as if it was the last day you would ever do it.