What I Wish For

Living life on a transplant waiting list gives you lots of reasons to reflect on what you’ve achieved in your life, and what you wish for the future.

Imagine a scenario where you only had one year left to live. What is one thing that you really wish to do that you just haven’t had the chance to accomplish yet?

What steps could you take (however small) to ensure that you accomplish this thing in 2013? Reverb12 prompt #3


If I only had a year to live…

I would want to be tight with my kids again.  Mental illness, resentment, regrets, unforgiven mistakes and transgressions-they would all seem as insignificant as small stones in my shoe.  I would just take the damn shoe off and go barefoot.

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3 Responses to What I Wish For

  1. Mental illness is a bugger that “can’t be helped” so to speak… of course, meds help immensely, as should therapy, but it’s there and can’t simply be wished away. The others, though… those CAN be helped, can be changed by attitudes of forgiveness and soft, willing hearts. And what a Christmas gift it would be! May those attitudes and willing, soft hearts be yours in the near future, Patti.

  2. Having thought that you would want to be tight with your kids again if you only had one year left to live, does that make you think about what you would like now, with likely far longer than a year? Is it the same? Then go get it. 🙂

    Moving and thought-provoking post, Patti.

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