Thursday, April 10, 2014

I is for ...

If tomorrow never comes...!!!

If tomorrow was my last day in this world…

If tomorrow was the day I disappeared from this world and had no other chance to ever feel the existence again… 

"Ok! If I come to know that tomorrow is gonna be my last day, then I will be entitled to a whole 24 hours.  So here goes my day…

I'll surely freak out , but will try to compose myself and before the dawn breaks will go for a night drive to the beach and be there for some time.  Tell my mom and dad what they are to me, and how much I am grateful for been their daughter.

Call all of my friends and dear ones and say “I love you” and how much they mean to me and thanks for been a part of my life. Say sorry to anyone I have hurt. If possible visit my friends and near ones and give them a big bear hug. 

Spend time with my niece, hug her, kiss her, pamper her, till she resists. Will fulfil all the demands of Brat and let him buy whatever he wants.

Go through all the photographs. Update Blog. Pray.

Write personalized letters and buy gifts to family and best friends and tuck them away for them to find.

Finish the book I am reading. Have dinner with my family. Write my journal. Call up my best friends, chit chat to them before hitting the bed and then will listen to my favorite songs and drift off to sleep."

This is something I wrote 3 years before… but now when I think about it… most probably I won’t be doing any of the above. I might just live it as a normal day and maybe would call my family and friends… we can’t do much in a single day. So enjoy the hours as it reveals infront of you is the best way…

Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it I say!! Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. - Pope Paul VI

P.S. If tomorrow was my last day” is an assumption.. but who can ever know what will happen tomorrow..

Life is something that many of us view as endless to a certain extent. We feel that we have an endless amount of hours in a life  to do all that we want to do. The reality is, we do not know when our number is going to be called, and when it will be our time to check out. So live the moment.


This post is part of Blogging from A to Z in April 2014. And this month is all about sticking together, and spreading as much love as possible. So with me do visit, Meena Menon, Monica Deshpande, Nabanita, Nibha Gupta & Nicole and show them your love and support. :)


  1. I am a but curious, when you talk to your friends or relatives or colleagues or neighbors, will you tell them that this day and this conversation is the last they are having with you?

  2. am sure they will all thin u r being ur DQ self wont even believe u :-P

  3. Sheethal a great post! Yes Death is the only constant and we need to live each day,each moment - relish it, revel in it, savour it!

  4. Interesting post, Sheethal! Really such an exercise can help us see what it is that we really value. Sometime ago I wrote something with this idea in mind, see here -

    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

  5. A fulfilling day of life...hope everyone gets this kind of life ...

  6. I love that song. So important to tell those we love that we do and live our life to the fullest, every day.

  7. if tmrw was d last day, of my life, d first thing i wud do is burn my diary :-D

  8. a unique and awesome take on the prompt!

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  9. Such a WOW post ! I agree with you !

  10. Too good a message! Sheethal, I've nominated your blog for the Liebster award. Please visit

  11. This is a great post. No one knows what will happen tomorrow so we simply have to live each day as if it is the last, so our loved ones know that we love them. ♥

  12. sounds like the Tibetan death meditation.


  13. Brilliant dear Sheethal ! I loved it when you "dragged it down" at the end also ... Because that's what it is all about isn't it. Enjoying every day, every minute.. Cherish the minutes:-)

  14. Stopping by from A to Z. Enjoyed this post very much. 😃

  15. Family and friends top the list every time :) Living in th present moment is the key, well said.

  16. Family and friends top the list every time :) Living in the moment is the key, well said. Lovely post.

  17. We all have our 'if'' this then that, but we usually blythely move along as if we had all the time in the world. Even when we know, we are born to die, we don't seem to take it seriously unless faced with a pronouncement. Nice post.
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  18. ps I thought the rules of A2Z included no hindering immediacy of posts? Please delete my previous post.

  19. Brilliant way to put it..or I'll say Die Another Day. Like someone said, Live as if today is your last day. Me!! I'll distance myself from everyone and to go to a faraway place not without writing last blog post, jot in diary and personalized letter to loved ones:)

  20. I like that you would update your blog.

    I've often wondered what I'd do if I found out I had only a certain amount of time to live. Would I write any more stories? Would I watch TV? Would I read?

    I know it's weird to say, because I only DO have a certain amount of time left. I just don't know what that certain amount is, so if I "waste" an hour today writing a story or reading on the Internet or just watching "My Name Is Earl" on Netflix, it's easy to say "Well, I've got lots of time" because I don't have a number that I'm subtracting from.

    I am a bit luckier in thinking about this, though, as I've had a few times in my life already where I actually thought I could see the number of days I had left -- or, once, HOURS.

    So I've given it some thought, and while I still watch TV and spend time doodling and stuff, I also go for more walks and try to find time to build a giant lizard out of blocks and have it attack the city with my boys, and go for ice cream with my wife.

    Great, great, great, topic.

  21. that is an interesting thought!! my take home from this post will each day like it is my last....tell my loved ones how much i love them every single day.....and do whatever I would have done if I knew it was my last day, each day, so there is no regret......

  22. I had never heard that song before, but now that I have listened to it, I actually really like it. Nice choice.

  23. No one know anything about tomorrows, so better live the todays !! Nice post, Sheethal :)