By Richard Carlson
In case you had one hour to reside and will make only one mobile name, who could you name? What may you assert? Why are you ready? Richard Carlson's unexpected, tragic dying in December 2006 left his hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts reeling, yet even their many letters, calls, and emails could not erase the loss felt through his spouse, Kristine. to attempt and are available to phrases along with her loss, she pored over 25 years of affection letters, reliving the thoughts and cherishing her overdue 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: in the event you had one hour to stay, what might you do, who may you name, and what could you assert? An Hour to reside, An Hour to like is a profoundly relocating e-book that exhibits the significance of treasuring on a daily basis because the brilliant present it truly is.
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Extra resources for An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given
I know I’ll see you again—somehow, some way, somewhere, in some form. I’d like to spend the moments we have left just being quiet with you, listening to the rain and the crackle of the ﬁre. I want to hug you one last time—a big bear hug. If I could live • 32 • An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love this life again, I’d spend a lot more time hugging people, especially you and our girls. Thank you, Kris. Thanks for just being you. ” Why Are You Waiting? The key to a good life is this: If you’re not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don’t make it a top priority during your lifetime.
We played games that she made up as she went along, and the room service was just perfect! It was after midnight when she ﬁnally fell asleep in my arms. I felt so young that day. I’ll never forget just holding her and looking at her, with happy tears in my eyes, wondering to myself, how in the world I ever ended up so lucky. “If I could live my life over again, Kris, I’d spend far less energy wanting things I didn’t have, and far more energy enjoying what I already did have. It’s such an obvious thing, and it’s right under our noses our entire lifetime—the idea that happiness comes not from • 25 • Richard Carlson getting what we want, but instead from wanting what we have.
I love the way you kept your sense of humor during that ordeal. I must have seemed like such an idiot, but you just thought the whole thing was incredibly funny. Even when I told you I thought we could lose everything and you saw the fear in my eyes, all you did was listen. You never lost your cool or gave me any harsh lectures. “Instead, Kris, you kept insisting that we had • 20 • An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love each other, that the kids were healthy, and that this was all that was ultimately important.
An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given by Richard Carlson