By Richard Carlson
In case you had one hour to reside and will make only one mobilephone name, who could you name? What could you assert? Why are you ready? Richard Carlson's surprising, tragic loss of life in December 2006 left his thousands of fanatics 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 respond to the query: for those who had one hour to reside, what could you do, who may you name, and what may you assert? An Hour to dwell, An Hour to like is a profoundly relocating ebook that exhibits the significance of treasuring on a daily basis because the marvelous present it really is.
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Extra info for An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given
I’m so glad we have lived our lives sharing this principle, knowing, too, that even small things can be great things when our hearts are in the right place. “I’m so proud of you, Kris, and so grateful that you’re one of the people in this world whose heart is in the right place. ’ And, by your side, I’ve come to believe that the answer to that question is that we are here to serve others, and to serve God. Everything else is secondary, because • 31 • Richard Carlson love, kindness, compassion, closeness, and a generous spirit last forever.
As I turn right, I open the door to breathtaking light, divine consciousness, and abundant love. As I turn left, I open the door to the complete and utter darkness of the blackest night. As I stand facing both doors, embracing both possibilities, I realize the power of my choices. Life is a series of choices potentially taking us to many places, and even as you think prior to tragedy that you could not possibly survive, there is still a choice in how you go on. I never dreamed I would be able to live one hour without Richard, and truthfully after an initial death wish upon learning that that hour was now, the image of my daughters came to • 43 • Kristine Carlson me, and I knew I had to and I would go on.
Thank you for being such a great mother to our beautiful girls. I never told you enough how much I appreciated the daily love you showered on our family and the incredible kindness you shared with so many people in our community, and beyond. I feel so lucky to have shared my life with someone who is so kind, every single day. “What I remember most dearly are the times we walked hand in hand with the kids by the ocean. How I always loved the sound of the waves crashing, the beautiful rocks, the birds ﬂying overhead, and • 17 • Richard Carlson the occasional whale swimming by.
An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever Given by Richard Carlson