I was listening to a random talk while driving in my car, I don't recall who the speaker was. The take home message I got was this:
If I only had three minutes left to live,
what would my parting words be?
I was relieved to have the answer instantly come to me, there was no real deliberation. In fact, I was so relieved I had no doubts in my response that I want to say those things now. Why wait?
Minute 1: God lives. Jesus Christ is the way. No relationship or devoted effort is more important than this one.
Minute 2: I love my husband and I am so thankful for the courage his presence brings to my life, his caring heart and companionship are priceless. I'm thrilled beyond to have my son; he is an absolute treasure. Dad and Mom, thank you for the amazing examples of true love and charity that you have been - always.
Minute 3: Everyone else, dig deep and LIVE this life with all that you have. Give, love, serve, do the hard things, be honest, and inspire goodness.