An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best by Richard Carlson

By Richard Carlson

For those who had one hour to stay and will make only one cell name, who may you name? What might you assert? Why are you ready? Richard Carlson's unexpected, tragic dying in December 2006 left his thousands of lovers reeling, yet even their many letters, calls, and emails could not erase the loss felt by means of 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 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: should you had one hour to stay, what could you do, who might you name, and what might you are saying? An Hour to dwell, An Hour to like is a profoundly relocating publication that exhibits the significance of treasuring every day because the amazing present it's.

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On different days, as I fully experience the humanness of my grief, I will choose a different door and move through each moment as it presents itself, embracing both the dark and the light, living the fullness of this curriculum. The truth is, amidst the regret, longing, and bereavement I also experience enormous gratitude for the opening and awakening of this experience, as I vow to never sleepwalk through life again. When it is said life goes on for the living, we should correct this statement by saying life goes on for the living who are fully awake.

Don’t misunderstand what I’m saying. We all have obligations, responsibilities, goals, and priorities that are relevant, such as our financial security, career status, and social prestige. We have goals, dreams, ambitions, and obstacles to overcome. We • 34 • An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love also have unique challenges to face, hurdles to climb, people to meet, all sorts of relationships to foster, and on and on. We even have superficial stuff on our agendas such as our lifestyle, how much money we make, the kind of car we drive, the possessions we accumulate, how we look, and so forth.

Love holds all possibilities, and that includes bliss in the face of immeasurable suffering and gain through loss. I am relieved that in this process there are these small treasures, because I don’t think anyone would emerge from this kind of grief if there weren’t. 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.

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