Thursday, December 6, 2007

Live Like You Were Dying sung by Tim McGraw

Have you ever really listened to the words of this song? Thought about what it means? I've been listening to it on my Ipod a lot lately. It's so eerie for me, since I was 40 years old when I was diagnosed. And I can remember feeling like that. Xrays, options. Time. I really really get this song. And I think it's important for all of us to "live like we were dying" because you never know when your time will come. Make your life count now. Every second. Every minute. Do what you love. Love what you do. No regrets. Don't put things off. You will never have enough time or money. And believe me, time is so much more valuable than money.

"He said I was in my early 40's,With a lot of life before me, And a moment came that stopped me on a dime.I spent most of the next days, lookin' at the x-rays,Talkin' 'bout the options and talkin' 'bout sweet time.Asked him when it sank in, that this might really be the real end.How's it hit ya, when you get that kind of news.Man what ya do.And he says,[Chorus]I went sky divin', I went rocky mountain climbin', I went 2.7 seconds on a bull name Fu Manchu.And I loved deeper, And I spoke sweeter, And I gave forgiveness I've been denying, And he said someday I hope you get the chance,To live like you were dyin'.He said I was finally the husband, That most the time I wasn't.And I became a friend a friend would like to have.And all the sudden goin' fishing, Wasn't such an imposition.And I went three times that year I lost my dad.Well I finally read the good book,And I took a good long hard look at what I'd doIf I could do it all again.And then.[Chorus]Like tomorrow was a gift and you've got eternityTo think about what you do with it,What could you do with it, what canI do with with it, what would I do with it.[Chorus]Sky divin', I went rocky mountain climbin', I went 2.7 seconds on a bull name Fu Manchu.And I loved deeper, And I spoke sweeter, And I watched an eagle as it was flyin'.And he said someday I hope you get the chance,To live like you were dyin'.To live like you were dyin'.To live like you were dyin'.To live like you were dyin'.To live like you were dyin'."

5 comments:

sedonanow said...

Shauna, I have been thinking about you all week. I love this song...we should all carry it with us in order to maintain our perspectives. I am glad things are so far so good. As always, I am here if you need anything...rides, talk, treats... please let me know.

Jen Z said...

P.S. am changing user name but this is Jen Z.

Paris said...

This song speaks the truth... no regrets, right?? A good way for us all to live. I sure hope that today is a better day... that you feel much better. Love ya, p

Tina said...

Shauna,

Have always thought this song sends a very real message. I try to remember it when I am so busy that I don't have time to play with Amber or enjoy my hubby's companionship, then I stop and just leave those dirty dishes there...they can wait. Make the most of every moment.

I am so glad that the chemo hasn't been too hard on you so far and that you are feeling well enough to enjoy some of those simple holiday joys.

I think about you a lot and am sending good vibes your way.

dina said...

Dear Shauna, Ever since I've known you I've thought you to live exactly like this song says...or maybe it was just college! ...NO WAY! You have always known how to enjoy life! You have always had a sparkle, I have always considered you to be sincere, sweet and completely wonderful, you have inspired, I have memories of total laughter, have always been strong and physically athletic, and this song is amazing...just like you. Hang in there!