Today’s question hits a little close to home for me, since it resembles something that’s happened to not one but two people I know. Both reacted differently to the situation, and because of that one walked away a changed person and the other…well, the other didn’t.
The fragility of life is something well worth pondering. Not only is tomorrow not guaranteed, neither is our next breath. All the more reason to make sure we’re not leaving anything unsaid or undone:
After a medical examination, your doctor calls and gravely says you have a rare lymphatic cancer and only a few months to live. Five days later, she informs you that the lab tests were mislabeled; you are perfectly healthy. Forced for a moment to look death in the face, you have been allowed to turn and go on. During those difficult days you would certainly have gained some insights about yourself. Do you think they would be worth the pain?