Stream of Consciousness Sunday: 24 Hours

Today’s (totally optional) prompt: What would you do with only 24 hours left to live?

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Given only 24 hours to live, I’m honestly not sure what I would do.

If it was my life RIGHT THIS MINUTE and I was told that in 24 hours I would die, I’m not sure I would do more than lay in my bed and snuggle with my husband and child.

I would want to tell my parents how much I love them and see my sister and her family at least on FaceTime.

As far as meals, I would eat fish sticks, mac & cheese, and LeSeuer peas. Dominos would deliver a thin crust pineapple and pepperoni pizza and I would make my aunt make her chocolate delight stuff.

My friends would be left knowing how much I adore them. My husband would be left knowing how thankful I am that I had him in my life. My son would understand the love between us.

And I would know that I have had a life well lived. I will know that I lived each day, including my last, to the fullest.

How would you spend your last 24 hours if that’s all you had left?



This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post (in the sidebar). .
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

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  1. Lots of snuggles and a little mac and cheese sounds like a great last day to me.

  2. My heart wasn’t in the prompt this week. I just thought I’d be too sad and I had other things on my mind. But my final hours would definitely include some form of mac & cheese!
    Fadra recently posted..Stream of Consciousness Sunday: HelplessMy Profile

  3. So, first i didn’t think i would write anything at all … because it just seemed so very sad … then I let it talk … thank you Jana!

  4. I never really think about questions like this, but I made myself sit down and write, and I’m pretty happy with the words that came out. Great prompt!

    I love what you said about knowing that you had lived every day, including your last, to its fullest. That is an awesome thing.
    Tracie recently posted..Only 24 HoursMy Profile

  5. Meandered here via Tracie’s blog and liked your prompt so I joined in. Looks to me like you would spend your day well! (Nice to meet you!)
    Beth Zimmerman recently posted..Time – How Would You Choose to Spend It?My Profile


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