Question : 37 Days

Question : 37 days

Patti Digh writes 37 days, a blog that focuses on living in the moment, in each moment. She writes about purpose, finding your own special purpose, about making every moment count. Patti writes about just being real & authentic & she’s amazing. She really is.

But why 37 days? How did that name & her blog come to be?

The answer : In October 2003, her stepfather was diagnosed with lung cancer, he died 37 days later. During those days, she helped her mother care for him at home, since that is where he wanted to spend his last days.

In Patti’s words:

The timeframe of 37 days made an impression on me. We act as if we have all the time in the world – that’s not a new understanding. But the definite-ness of 37 days struck me. So short a time, as if all the regrets of a life would barely have time to register before time was up.

And so, as always when awful things happen, I tried to figure out how to reconcile in my mind the fact that it was happening and the fact that the only thing I could do was try to make some good out of it. What emerged was a renewed commitment to ask myself this question every morning: ‘what would I be doing today if I only had 37 days to live?

Question : If you only had 37 days to live, what would you be doing right now, in this moment? What wouldn’t you be doing?

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