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After nailing my group presentation, my professor gently speaks to the 30 students in our class with tearied eyesand a somewhat anguished face and says, “Most of you guys know that my wife is pretty ill. Well, I have been notified by her doctor that she has between 2 weeks to 2 months to live.” All I could think of is how manydifferent emotions Dr. Radcliffe must be going through and what would I do if that ever happened to me with the one person on earth that I care for the most. How do you show them that you care for them at a time like this? Where would you take them and what would you do in their last days? How can you ease the pain? My prayers go out to his wife, Dr. Radcliffe, and their family.

Dr. Radcliffe’s story definitely keeps me back in check of how precious life is and how many days we take for granted. It helps me reevaluate my day and see how much of it actually serves purpose and what pieces of it can be chipped away. It reinforces to me if I’m actually living life to the fullest. It reminds me of my father who passed away just over 10 years ago, who still gives me the strength to move forward. Fortunately, we have yet another today, but unfortuantely we will never quite reach tomorrow….

SO WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR DAYS LEFT WERE NUMBERED?

Published in LIFE, MY THOUGHTS, UNCATEGORIZED |BY PETER NGUYEN