An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best by Richard Carlson

By Richard Carlson

If you happen to had one hour to dwell and will make only one mobilephone name, who might you name? What may you are saying? Why are you ready? Richard Carlson's surprising, tragic dying 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 aim and are available to phrases together with her loss, she pored over 25 years of affection letters, reliving the stories 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: in the event you had one hour to stay, what could you do, who might you name, and what could 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 terrific present it's.

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While human separation is painful at best, I have discovered peace in knowing that great love is truly eternal and lives on forever. This is a love story, but it also reveals a love affair with life. Our love is an example of what is possible in all relationships. Any one of us can take the time to notice and appreciate the gifts of any significant person, whether it is a spouse, parent, child, brother, sister, teacher, or friend. Why do we hold back what is in our hearts and take for granted those special people with whom we spend the most time?

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 have never known anything quite as effective as grief to break down the barriers of ego to open the spirit. I used to watch Richard speak, and • 47 • Kristine Carlson see him reach far into himself and his divine state of being. His presence was so powerful. He didn’t use a booming voice; rather more of a whisper. He was so quiet, and in his true nature, he was mesmerizing to watch. His audience barely breathed so they could hear his every word. It was magical because he exuded inner peace and authenticity, while everyone in the room felt his presence.

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