I always planned on making it to a healthy 80 old but find my motivation slipping as we starting planning for a post covid starting in 2022!
I was shocked into action when I read an article saying if you are healthy at 80 you will probably make 140. So, with the advent of VAD [ Voluntary Assited Dying] now becoing law in Western Australia [where I live] I was struck by this story of a 2nd chance.
“This morning, on my 47th birthday, I re-read the suicide letter I wrote on my 27th birthday about two minutes before my girlfriend showed up at my apartment and told me, ‘I’m pregnant.’ She was honestly the only reason I didn’t follow through with it. Suddenly I felt I had something to live for. Today she’s my wife, and we’ve been happily married for 19 years. And my daughter, who is now a 21-year-old college student, has two younger brothers. I re-read my suicide letter every year on my birthday as a reminder to be thankful—I am thankful I got a second chance at life.”