If you knew you had 24 hours to live, what would you want to do?

@34momma (13893)
United States
January 23, 2010 10:35am CST
I just watched this great show called the Buried Life on MTV. it's about this four young guys who have this list of things they want to do before they die. As they cross off one thing on their list, they try and do something nice for someone else on their list. I thought what a great idea. I would love to be able to do something like this. If i had 24 hours to live what would i want to do? that's a great question. I would want to spend it with my children. I would want to do every thing i always wanted to do with them but "didn't have the time" to do. I would want to make sure that every moment together we would be laughing and laughing. then that very last hour would be spent making love to my hubby.... What would you want to do if you had 24 hours to live? what is the one thing on your list that you would like to cross off?
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@barehugs (8985)
• Canada
24 Jan 10
When people know their lives will shortly be over, everything changes. People do not cross things off of their list, etc. Things of which we wouldn't normally dream, suddenly become top priority. Things we always wanted to do are completely forgotten. Things we never thought of before, suddenly come to the fore front to be acted on immediately. No one has any idea before the deadline, what they will suddenly deem important after reaching the deadline. God Help America!
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
ummmm.... this is just suppose to be something that can be fun and interesting. lighten up...
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Jan 10
I would make sure I was somewhere beautiful, warm, with the sound of the waves crashing around me on a gorgeous beach. The Maldives springs to mind (or anywhere exotic) I'm not fussed lol! I know it's selfish but 24 hours isn't a long time to get everything done (for me anyway). I would also make sure that hubby was in the shade because he has red hair and can sunburn very easily.
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
yeah 24 hours is not a lot of time, but yeah you need to make it work. lol
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
23 Jan 10
I'm not a young woman any longer but I caught the first episode and I loved it. The intriguing part was not just that they created a list of things that they wanted to do but that they were also thoughtful enough to do something nice for others along the way. If I knew that I had 24 hours to live, I would bundle my family up and go to the beach. It's my favorite place. I would want to see the sun come up one more time and see the sun set over the water one last time. If I had a little bit longer than 24 hours, I would fly to Europe and spend my last days in Italy on the Amalfi coast.
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
23 Jan 10
didn't you love it! i fell in love with those four boys and they way they thought of doing something for someone else. i don't like the beach but i love the to go there and watch the sun raise and the sun set.
• United States
23 Jan 10
It did my heart good to see that these young men would think of people other than themselves. We could all do so much more and things like this inspire me to do so.
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
23 Jan 10
i know they have inspired me too
• India
23 Jan 10
i sugest you not to wait for last 24 Hrs instead of this start living every days as this is your last 24 hrs you see how you enjoy every moment. Life is just as we take it.
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
23 Jan 10
oh you are so right about that. start living your life right now doing all you ever wanted to do.
@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
hey oreo. you see how things like this remind you how important it is to live life and not just get by.
• United States
23 Jan 10
This is a good question. I have so many things that I would want to do I would really have to sit down and give it some thought because I don't think I could do all of them within 24 hours it would be impossible! I know I want to see the whole world all cities all countries just the whole wide world except for those places that are extremely dangerous and war driven now I would have to cross those places out! The first I want to go to is Mexico every where every little city there is to see there. Then places like Africa, Asia, China, Just all over the land even Sweden and all! I think if any one could do all that in 24 hours it would be a miracle!I only wish I could!
@34momma (13893)
• United States
23 Jan 10
you would need a miracle to really make all that happen in 24 hours!! LOL i wish you all the best of luck and getting your things done.
• United States
25 Jan 10
L.O.L. and thanks for the response.
@singuri (571)
• India
24 Jan 10
If I came to know that I had only 24 hours to live I definitely go to my girl friend and ask her to marry me so that even for one day we could stay together as husband and wife.That's enough for me and love that thought because I will get a chance to marry my girl friend which is very difficult in case if I live for longer time.
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
awwwwwww that is really sweet. and i bet she would say yes even if it was only for 24 hours.
• Philippines
24 Jan 10
i would spend the rest of my day with my family then eat all the delicious food. after then, go out to spend some solemn prayer asking the almighty God to cancel the end of the world. since not all people are sinful and it is a pity even the innocents is not exemptde when the end comes short of glory..
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
i'm with you with the eating part. i would love to go out and have the best meal i have ever had!
@billi65 (29)
24 Jan 10
I think I would like to see all my family members and tell them how much they mean to me then watch the sun go down with my lovely partner.
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
very nice Bill. watching a sunset is so sweet and breath taking. to be able to do it with the one you love is so nice. even more so in those last minutes.
• United States
24 Jan 10
Wow. What a great question. I knew my response before reading yours and it sounded the same. I would definitely want to spend it with my children as well. If I didn't have any children, I would probebly want to do the most wildest, and craziest things I could think of. But, being that I have my children, they are the most important thing to me and I would no doubt spend it with them. I would ask each of them what they wanted to do and do whatever they wanted.
@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
i didn't think of that marlena. doing someting special with each child. that's a great idea.
24 Jan 10
I would do the same spend it with my family. I would like to spend some of the time writing letters to my youngest daughter and grand kids about all the things they will be going through as they grow up, becoming a teenage, special birthdays 18th 21st,falling in love, learning to drive,getting married, becoming parents and all the wonderful things they will do and see. To my eldest daughter i would tell her how proud i am of her and her family and what a privilege it has been to have her in my life. Then i would take hundreds of photos of us all for them to remember me by as i hate having photos of myself taken which is a little selfish of me. I would give back all the things i have borrowed and forgotten to give back to friends with a note to say sorry and how much it ment to me they allowed me to be part of there lives. Last but no means least my husband i would fall asleep in his arms he is the last person i would want to see before i went to sleep.
@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
that sounds so nice mel. i know i am like you, i would want to spend those last moments with man too
@ErickJ (186)
• United States
24 Jan 10
If i had 24 hours to lives, Ill have all the fun i can get, and eat all the junkfood, spicy food i want.
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@ErickJ (186)
• United States
24 Jan 10
and spend time with my family
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• Philippines
24 Jan 10
If I have only 24 hours left what I would do is to thank my parents for their love of me, buy some coke and drink a liter of it, never message any girls I've known before (since they hate me and they'd been thanking that I'm gone), prepare my deathbed, thank God for a wonderful life, and finally to eat my favorite food. But if I wont die the list goes on.
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
damn you would get high???
• Philippines
24 Jan 10
I would spend the rest of the day with my loved ones. i would make them happy. I would tell jokes. I would laugh my heart out. i would cry until tears are gone forever. I would be thanking God for giving me the time of my life. I would be playing with my little nephews and niece. I would be eating mom's cooking...
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
damn my mother didn't cook, but my grandfather was a great cook. but that would be something on my list of things to do. have my last most amazing meal.
@chie88 (1)
• Philippines
24 Jan 10
I will gather all my friends and family, then spend all my savings having a good time with them... :D
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
that's a great way to go out. hey you mind as well spend it cause you can't take the money with you.
• Canada
24 Jan 10
I'd want to spend a lot of time with my husband, and go to all of the places around here that I love. I'd want to go to my favourite Danish restaurant for one more really nice dinner, to my favourite cafe for one more mocha latte, and just spend the day doing all of the things that I enjoy.
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
now that's a great way to spend you last hours. having a great meal, a great cup of coffee, and spending all that time with the man you love! nice
@p1kef1sh (45638)
23 Jan 10
I am reminded of the man that was told that he had 24 hours to live. He withdrew all his money from the bank and invited everyone that he knew to a huge party. A great time was had by all but he noticed that about midnight people were starting to leave. "Why are you going?" he cried. "It's alright for you" they said. Some of us have to get up in the morning"!!
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
LOL LOL LOL!!! only you would find the funniest joke to post p1kefsh!!!! now that was so funny!!!
@mikeysmom (2091)
• United States
23 Jan 10
i would spend the time with my son and the the man i love. going through a divorce right now but i have met a wonderful man who i am very much in love with. he has not told me he loves me yet but i would hope to hear those words before i die.
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
24 Jan 10
hey mikeysmom... i would be doing the same thing. i want to spend that time with my kids and the man i love.
@illfavors (592)
• United States
23 Jan 10
I would spend it with my husband, my cats and my parents and brother, just being there with them and hugging and laughing and talking. I would let them know the love that I have for them, even though I tell them almost every day. I would do something crazy like sky dive!
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@34momma (13893)
• United States
23 Jan 10
oh sky diving... i would love to do that. that is so on my list of things to do. shoot i forgot that one!!! ok after i hang with the kids and before i make love to the hubby i have to go sky diving
• China
24 Jan 10
With people I love traveling near tnghe sea. eating delicious food.enjoy the last 24 hours.and take much more beautiful pictures.
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@leaone (8)
• China
24 Jan 10
If i have 24 hours to live,I’ll done all housework for my mum,and tell my mum I love her so much...
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