When’s Your Last Day?


Do you think that your last day here on Earth is pre-determined?

Or do you think it’s a matter of circumstances?

Would you want to pre-know your death date (or not) if you could?

I know I may be opening up a big discussion here, but it’s a topic that has come to my attention recently through a few conversations with friends and I thought I’d ask you too.  (To my knowledge, there are no imminent deaths coming to my family/friends, so it’s just a question.)

But honestly, I think it’s a sad, but important topic to cover, to share our thoughts and to expand our thinking from others’ experiences.  Life is fragile and as my blog states, we only have the present moment for sure.  Not that I don’t plan for the future, but nobody knows for sure what’s on the horizon.  I’m not being morbid here honestly.  I don’t want to add fear to anyone’s thoughts.  I guess my point is a reiteration of being grateful for the past and being grateful for the present moment at all times.  Plan for the future, but don’t put off holding your loved ones close, spending time with them and telling them in real life, whether in person, via email, or sending a card, how you feel.

Because frankly, who doesn’t love hearing that we are appreciated and loved?

So back to the topic at hand!  What do you think of when you envision your last day?  Or do you even think about it?  I think about mine.  I think cancer changed my views on life, so I have thought about it.  I believe that we may have a pre-determined last day, but I’m open to listening to your thoughts on the subject.  For me, a pre-determined last day means I’m free to live my life without measure, completely in the moment, sharing love easily and without fear, but with the knowing that we never know our last day or that of our loved ones for sure.  With that in mind, we need to be the best, most loving souls we can be today and everyday.  It helps me to consistently choose connections, love, kindness and understanding instead of the lower vibrations.  It allows me the freedom to shine my heartlight with sparkling enthusiasm.

What about you?  If you feel inclined, please share your thoughts!

Shine On!



33 thoughts on “When’s Your Last Day?

  1. Other than actually being with him, I don’t think I could have planned better “last day” for Mr. C… in part because it was, on many levels, an ordinary 24 hrs. He went out to play bridge, church, and driving Mrs. C. around the county.

  2. As a last-life regressionist, I’ve heard clients with theee different death scenarios planned , spread over many years. Their soul chose which scenario was right for them at the time.

  3. This post hit close to home. My brother-in-law went into the hospital last week for a surgery that he was supposed to fully recover from. The doctor said the surgery went great and all was well. Except that he never woke up from the anesthesia. He died 3 days later. His wife, my sister, who is in shock, just kept saying over and over, “This wasn’t supposed to happen.” We never know when our last day will be on this earth. I think our death date is pre-determined and our lives are always in God’s hand. No, I don’t think I would want to pre-know my death date.

  4. Spirit asked me to face my fear of death and took me on a journey to go through the process and see it from the moment of ‘letting go’ and realise it ‘is’ a transition, not a finish of something. I hope your reading of ‘The Death’ post on my site gave you that comfort Yvonne, it is a very beautiful and, for me, a peace within from its understanding ❤

    • I loved your The Death post Mark! It did give me much comfort and peace. I do not fear death which is how I can continue to live to the best of my ability daily. At least that’s my daily goal! ♥

  5. Nature abhors waste and the spirit is one of the most beautiful and special things of all. I equate death to transitions that waste nothing worth keeping, much as a drop of water can become a part of vapor, snow, steam, sleet, hail, a river, or a mighty ocean, and each has substance, beauty, value and power in its many forms and connections. It’s inconceivable to me that the human spirit/soul (and likely those of other creatures) would be valued as less worthy of great transitions than a drop of water.

  6. Reblogged this on Russ Towne's A Grateful Man and commented:
    Nature abhors waste, and the spirit or soul is beautiful and special. I equate death to transitions that waste nothing worth keeping, much as a drop of water can become a part of vapor, snow, steam, a cloud, sleet, hail, a river, or a mighty ocean. Each has substance, beauty, value, and power in its many forms and connections. It’s inconceivable to me that the human spirit/soul (and likely those of other creatures) would be valued as less worthy of great transitions than a drop of water.
    With Love,

  7. I agree completely with your last paragraph. I am in general aware of the uncertainty always and treat each interaction and each moment as a gift. All beautiful experiences are unique and ours in that moment only, better or worse ones follow but none get repeated.

  8. What an interesting subject. Not many want to look at it. We all want “more time”. I always said that I have so much to do here that I have to live to be 108 to get it all done. I’m trying now to wrap up what needs to be done before I have a change of address. My sister and I both have the same terminal diagnosis as our mother had. So we are putting our affairs in order but living each moment as fully and mindfully as we possibly can. I think our soul knows everything, our minds are just in denial. We all have a “sell by” date and I’d rather be ready for it than leave so much dangling for my kids to deal with. But nothing is in stone so anything can still happen. I’m so completely open to all possibilities and have decided that I will only do what’s fun and interesting while I take care of business. I’m at peace with the world and those in it. No regrets and hope that my future life will be just as interesting as this one has been. I hope I’ve added something useful for you here.

    • Marlene, as always, you speak from the heart (write from the heart) and I always enjoy your special view on life. I feel the same as you do, without the terminal diagnosis (unless you count my cancer), but your peace within speaks volumes and I’m listening dear friend. Thank you xoxo Please keep visiting here as I love the way you think as I find it much like my own thinking. Sending you healthy, healing hugs as always xo

      • God has a plan in place and I’m ready for any outcome. Not everyone gets time to get things in order. I’m grateful for that. My life has been full and very interesting. 🙂 Enjoy the journey. 🙂

      • Yes dear Marlene! Enjoy the journey. So happy you are at peace with your beautiful life. May it continue for as long as you wish xo You are a blessing to me and to many others ♥

  9. Yvonne, So true.
    I was once told by a doctor that we all hang by a tender thread. No matter how healthy, an accident or unexpected illness could bring our end here. But, I don’t want to know. Because by not knowing keeps us honest. In that I mean we would live a virtuous life in all ways should this day be our last. Not a bad way to live.

  10. I love this post and its a wonderful topic to discuss with others! I do think its such a shame to not tell your loved ones how you feel about them while they and you are alive, and not wishing someday you had told them.

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