Do you live life to the fullest? What would happen if you were to die tomorrow?
This post is a news flash so – to speak… in fact it has interrupted the post I have in line for … well…tomorrow I guess… that is if I’m here to do it!
I’m not joking either… we don’t know what the future holds do we?
Don’t sweat the small stuff, live life to the fullest, be grateful, & enjoy… we do not know what the future holds.
This is the message written by Derek K Miller, a British Columbia Blogger… who pre-wrote his final post post to be published for his loyal readers AFTER his death.
On May 3rd, 2011 Derek K. Miller, a British Columbia blogger lost his battle with cancer in Burnaby, B.C. at 41. His final request to his family and friends was for them to publish this blog post – ‘The Last Post‘ – and allow him to be the one to notify his readers of his passing.
“Here it is. I’m dead, and this is my last post to my blog. In advance, I asked that once my body finally shut down from the punishments of my cancer, then my family and friends publish this prepared message I wrote—the first part of the process of turning this from an active website to an archive.”
The above is a snippet from the Yahoo News Daily Brew sharing the now “Viral” blog post from Derek Miller.
‘The Last Post’ itself is a longer read… probably will take you about 5 minutes reading fast… but you will get the message LOUD AND CLEAR.
Click here for the Yahoo Daily Brew whole story…
And here to read “The Last Post” itself from Dereks popular blog PenMachine.com.
So often we get ourselves into a tizzy about stupid things and sweat the petty instead of simply embracing the beautiful and amazing gift of life… and of course the people we have in it.
We, any one of us could (heaven forbid) die tomorrow! I’m not being morbid, and NO… I don’t like to think about it, but it is a reality and sometimes we all need to get slapped in the face by a frozen fish to realize how petty we can become over things that really don’t matter a darn.
If you’re in a place right now where you’re feeling a little out of sorts about something you ‘deem’ important… you need to read this for an immediate perspective shift.
No this isn’t the best work of art I’ve ever posted… not at all, but it’s the best message we (all of us can ever embrace). I do believe it was and is the most powerful post Derek ever wrote… or anyone ever could convey to our fellow humans for that matter.
I suppose in a way, I’ve written this for my circle of friends on the blogosphere.
We’ve become close and been through a few trials and tribulations.
It’s a camaraderie that can’t be explained unless you’re a blogger. Derek was, I am… and I hope I will be for many years… but again who knows…
With that said, it’s a post for all humans… blogger or otherwise… to live life to the fullest, live as if you were to die tomorrow & don’t sweat the small stuff!
I am off to bed now… so Good Night my beloved friends… God willing we will see one and other tomorrow and may it be many moons before we too might find ourselves facing our “Final Post”
What message might you share with the world if you were to write your last post? Please leave us a comment below!
RIP Derek, you will be missed.