By Richard Carlson
Should you had one hour to reside and will make only one cellphone name, who might you name? What might you are saying? Why are you ready? Richard Carlson's unexpected, tragic demise in December 2006 left his hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts reeling, yet even their many letters, calls, and emails could not erase the loss felt via his spouse, Kristine. to attempt and are available to phrases along with her loss, she pored over 25 years of affection letters, reliving the thoughts and cherishing her overdue husband's reminiscence. yet one letter stood out. Richard had written to his spouse on their 18th marriage ceremony anniversary and tried to respond to the query: in the event you had one hour to reside, what might you do, who might you name, and what may you assert? An Hour to stay, An Hour to like is a profoundly relocating booklet that exhibits the significance of treasuring on a daily basis because the amazing present it really is.
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Is this unfair? Death is a human condition that is perhaps unfair to all of us, yet none of us will escape. The truth is, many people live under the illusion that as long as we are good people, only good things will happen to us. And, if we eat right and exercise and do all the good stuff, we live as if we will never die. It is not really a question of fairness. I ask myself, how can all the blessings of a remarkably magical and full life I experienced with Richard leave me feeling like anything in my life has been unfair, including his early departure?
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. But as I look back, even the periods that seemed so difﬁcult at the time, now appear to me as necessary parts of the journey, integral pieces of the tapestry of our lives together. • 18 • An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love “You probably remember all too well that pivotal time in my writing career when I almost couldn’t take it anymore and was considering giving up.
Now I can actually say with some authority that it’s true; it’s really true. You won’t regret saying no to the ofﬁce and to your boss and to other obligations in order to say yes • 14 • An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love to your children and to your partner and to your family. I know it can seem hard to do sometimes, but do you know what? When it’s your turn to look back someday, you’re going to be glad you did, I’m 100 percent certain. So don’t feel guilty. Just make the right choices. In the end, you’ll be so glad you did.
An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given by Richard Carlson