I'm sure by now you've all heard, read or seen on the news about the notes the dying West Virginia miner's left for their family members. Certainly, it's a rare occasion to be able to have this kind of opportunity to tell family members that you didn't suffer, or you weren't in pain as you took your dying breaths.
Often with my training classes we do those "exercises" (read: games) that you as the trainee either love or hate. One of these "exercises" I play is with a beach ball that is tossed around with questions on that the participants are to answer. One of the questions is "If the plane you were in were about to crash and you could write a note to someone what would you say?" I've gotten the standard, "I'd tell my husband/wife and kids that I loved them" to the "See I told you flying wasn't safe," which reminds me of the grave marker in Key West that remarks "I told you I was sick."
Bearing this in mind, the thought provoking question for today is: If you knew you were going to die by some means in the next 10 minutes, what would you do or say in your final moments?