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

By Richard Carlson

When you had one hour to reside and will make only one mobile name, who may you name? What may you are saying? Why are you ready? Richard Carlson's surprising, tragic demise in December 2006 left his thousands of enthusiasts reeling, yet even their many letters, calls, and emails could not erase the loss felt by way of 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 reply to the query: if you happen to had one hour to reside, what may you do, who might you name, and what might you are saying? An Hour to dwell, An Hour to like is a profoundly relocating ebook that exhibits the significance of treasuring every day because the outstanding present it really is.

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Times weren’t always happy or easy. But as I look back, even the periods that seemed so difficult at the time, now appear to me as necessary parts of the journey, integral pieces of the tapestry of our lives together. • 18 • An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love “You probably remember all too well that pivotal time in my writing career when I almost couldn’t take it anymore and was considering giving up. Writing was my passion, my dream job, which I loved even when doing it for free. The problem was, even after nine books and two children, that’s pretty much all I was doing!

Remember when Jazzy and I went to the coast for a father-daughter date? She was about five years old. She spent an hour in the hotel room getting all dressed up in her most beautiful outfit and, after telling her how beautiful she was, I said I would love to take her anywhere she would like for dinner— somewhere down by the water. ’ So Taco Bell it was, in her lovely dress, sitting on the cliff, looking out at the Pacific Ocean. She still remembers that ‘date,’ and so do I. “When Kenna was six, she and I went up to the mountains and stayed in a nice resort hotel near • 24 • An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love Lake Tahoe.

It is a testament to the power of love and a life well-lived. People ask me about my future a lot, and I say, what future? I have only to account for now. Staying in the present is the only way for me to live through this and not slip into the deep, dark hole that awaits all of us if we let it. I can only account for this moment and this day, as Richard has taught me by example that this is all any one of us really has. In fact, the exception to this is when Richard jumped forward to look back.

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