What if you had only 6 months to live?

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It’s a fact – the times are tough. It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, or even if you’re retired, you really aren’t sure what tomorrow holds. This economy has administered some level of abuse to us all in one way or another.

The political climate is experiencing lots of foul weather for sure. I’ve never in my whole life seen and heard such low-life politics. It just beats all.

It makes everybody feel worse than they already do. And it makes them complain more about the things they already complain about.

I complain a lot myself sometimes – about things I wish I could change in my own life. Of course, a lot of good that does. And the truth is, all you have to do is look around, and you’ll see lots of folks who are worse off than you are. They are everywhere.

Just like the other day, I was complaining about something. I really don’t remember what it was, and this friend of mine stopped by to share some really bad news with me.

He’d been feeling poorly for a couple of months, so he went to the doctor and had some tests done. And the doctor informed him that he was seriously ill with only six months to live.

He was in shock, to say the least. He didn’t really know what to do. He asked for my advice.

He said, “Milton, what would you do if you found out you only had six months left to live?”

Well, I thought about that for a few seconds, and then I told him.

“If I found out I only had six months left to live, I’d go home and I’d sell everything I have, lock, stock and barrel. Then I’d move off down to South Georgia, and I’d find me some woman living out it the swamp with seven or eight young’uns from two or three different marriages, and I’d hook up with her and marry her. And then I’d go into the farming business, raising pigs.”

He just looked at me and said, “Now why on earth would I want to do a thing like that?”

I said, “Well, it won’t cure whatever it is that’s ailing you, but I’ll guarantee you one thing, it’ll make the six months seem like a lifetime.”

Yes sir.

Milton Crabapple is a professional speaker and entertainer. To book Milton to speak, call 770-993-0004 or email Hal@HalColeman.com.

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