By Richard Carlson
For those who had one hour to reside and will make only one telephone name, who might you name? What may you are saying? Why are you ready? Richard Carlson's surprising, tragic dying in December 2006 left his hundreds of thousands of fanatics reeling, yet even their many letters, calls, and emails could not erase the loss felt by means of his spouse, Kristine. to aim and are available to phrases together 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: if you happen to had one hour to stay, what could you do, who may you name, and what could you are saying? An Hour to dwell, An Hour to like is a profoundly relocating ebook that exhibits the significance of treasuring every day because the fabulous present it really is.
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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.
Kris, mostly I want to tell you how much I love and cherish you, and how much I cherish our relationship. There are just a few things I want you to know before I say good-bye. “To begin, I want you to know that if I could live this life again with you, I’d do so in a heartbeat. Thank you for being there for me so many times when I proved to be oh-so-human. Thank you for accepting me, ﬂaws and all, for taking my hand in yours, and for loving me during my highest highs and my lowest lows. You always encouraged me to follow my heart and when I forgot to listen, you’d sit quietly with me and place my hand on my heart to • 16 • An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love help remind me.
I guarantee it. What Would You Say? In the last hour of my life, I hope I would already have said my good-byes to all my friends, family, and my two daughters. With one hour to live and only one person to share it with, I would choose to be at home with my wife, Kris, preferably beside a • 15 • Richard Carlson crackling ﬁre, rain dancing on the roof above us. And what would I say to her? I think, if I could, I would say something like this . . “Kris, mostly I want to tell you how much I love and cherish you, and how much I cherish our relationship.