May 272014
 

Life is short so it’s important to take periodic breaks from our busy lives, sit back, and enjoy the present moment 🙂 Listening to music is a great way to unwind. Here’s some ambient background music composed by David Wise of RARE/Nintendo fame. Enjoy!

Studies have shown that people who are more giving also live happier lives! Money shouldn’t be a means to an end. But it can help us to live in the moment and give our lives more meaning. Perhaps the most meaningful life is one that’s shared with others 🙂

Warning: Incoming feels. Keep a spare tissue handy.

When 26 year old maintenance inspector, Chris Price, was told he had terminal lung and liver cancer and didn’t have long to live, he decided to dedicate the remaining time he had left to make all his girlfriend’s dreams come true. He proposed to her (Ceri) and they were wed last August, with Ceri’s four children as the guests of honour 🙂

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Soon after, Chris surprised his new wife and his stepchildren with a trip to Disneyland in Paris.

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He even flew with Ceri to New York for a romantic weekend of sightseeing and shopping. He bought her a pair of boots for $800, and a $1,500 handbag.

He knew I had fancied a pair of Louboutin boots but they were way too expensive for me to ever afford them. But Chris bought them for me and got me an even more expensive Mulberry handbag.” ~Ceri

As a final gesture of endearment Chris booked a Las Vegas getaway for Ceri’s birthday.

But sadly his time ran out before he could take her 😥 He died in Ceri’s arms. The funeral was held at the same church where they got married six months earlier.

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He died in my arms and I felt his last breath. We did such a lot in those last six months. He was so positive. He never talked about dying. He just wanted to see me and the children happy in the time he had left. We had the most magical time and I will savour those memories forever. At his funeral, we played his favourite song Show Me Love by Robin S. That’s all he ever did – show love to everyone he met. He loved me and took me on with four children as if they were his own. They loved him so much too. I miss him every moment of every day. If my love could have saved him, he would have lived forever. His illness made him live completely in the moment and he taught me to do the same. ” ~Ceri

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What a true gentleman. With only six months to live Chris proposed to his girlfriend and vowed to spend the rest of his days giving his new bride everything she ever wanted. Both men and women can learn something valuable from Chris’s selfless outlook. He showed us what it means to love completely, how precious time can be, how to spend money resourcefully on experiences, and how to bravely live in the moment despite dire circumstances. My condolences to his bride and family. If heaven exists I’m sure they welcomed him in with open arms.

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Phil
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Smiles are infectious… Change someone’s day and pass along a smile. The potential rewards from acts of these kinds are incalculable – Cheers.

debt debs
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So moving… Sniff

Asset-Grinder
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I always had trouble living in the moment. I know its what makes you the happiest but I am too stubborn for my own good! Moving story!

Clarisse @ Make Money Your Way
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Oh, I really had a goosebump after reading their story. For the last moment of his life all he wanted was happy moments together with his loved ones.

My Own Advisor
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Geez…makes you think…makes me think. Thanks for sharing.

Mark

financejourney.com
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Hey, you made me think about our short life. ‘Life is short, make it sweet’.

He lived a 60 years worth of life in just 6 months.

R.I.P…

Marie @ 724 Credit
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He is such a true gentleman indeed! My father died of colon cancer, it took him only 4 months after he was diagnosed that he was ill.

Hannah @ Wise Dollar
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What a very touching story. But I am very proud of him. He was a gentleman and all he think about was his loved ones. I know he has been happy now in heaven. Condolences to his wife and family.

Jessica Moorhouse
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Wow, great post and great story you shared. Really puts things in perspective.