By Richard Carlson
In the event you had one hour to stay and will make only one cell name, who may you name? What might you are saying? Why are you ready? Richard Carlson's unexpected, tragic loss of life in December 2006 left his hundreds of thousands of fanatics reeling, yet even their many letters, calls, and emails could not erase the loss felt by way of his spouse, Kristine. to aim and are available to phrases along with her loss, she pored over 25 years of affection letters, reliving the thoughts and cherishing her past due husband's reminiscence. yet one letter stood out. Richard had written to his spouse on their 18th marriage ceremony anniversary and tried to reply to the query: in the event you had one hour to dwell, what could you do, who might you name, and what might you assert? An Hour to dwell, An Hour to like is a profoundly relocating publication that indicates the significance of treasuring every day because the excellent present it truly is.
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Extra resources for An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given
Because of love, there is a beginning in this end. Because of the enormous love Richard and I shared over our years together, I am capable of so much more than falling into the abyss of sorrow in his absence. One thing I am completely aware of is that • 42 • An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love I am faced with a choice in how I decide to live on in this journey. It is as if I am facing two doors. As I turn right, I open the door to breathtaking light, divine consciousness, and abundant love. As I turn left, I open the door to the complete and utter darkness of the blackest night.
Why Are You Waiting? The key to a good life is this: If you’re not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don’t make it a top priority during your lifetime. When you really think about it, it’s a miracle that we’re even here to begin with. Life itself is such an awesome adventure! ” I got goose bumps whenever I • 33 • Richard Carlson heard her say it. She was hitting the nail squarely on the head. Imagine being so full of gratitude that you wake up every day happy just to be alive, breathing the air, enjoying the beauty of the natural world, and maybe even sitting next to someone you love.
I loved how the wind would take your hair and randomly mess it up—and I loved even more that you never cared. “I have loved, too, the walks we took in our garden in the summers and, especially, looking at the sunﬂowers you planted every year. Your favorite flower—always smiling, beautiful, open, and friendly! Remember how we always said it’s hard to be depressed when you see a sunﬂower, how we picked them together when they were ready and brought them inside to brighten our home? “Times weren’t always happy or easy.
An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given by Richard Carlson