This is episode 4040 of you’ll die trying. We said it. We’d said we’d get to 40 episodes. Are we debt drying?
My hands are up in the air. Yeah, fists are pumping. I have no idea. It’s just gonna be excited.
previous episode. Reference still dark,
dark. It is not. It is joyful in this room.
Welcome to number 40. For those of you who are 40 We’re glad to meet you where you are. For those of you who aren’t one day you will be for those of you who remember being 40 We’ve got you I don’t know what that meant. I’m Jonathan Carroll.
I’m Nathan Morris,
you are our listeners. And there are more of you now than there were this time last week. And they’re 100% More of you now than they were two years ago. Well, thank you so much for listening.
wait two years ago?
Yeah, cuz there wasn’t a podcast. Oh, okay.
I was just thinking like, we started this, like less than two or even a year ago. And but we’re into Episode 40.
When did we start? I don’t know, September? I believe that’s fine. 2018 2016 2016 years off? Yes, maybe
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Yeah, that’s that, that MSRP we should do that and one of our we tried to do it. We’re gonna have to ask Brent to speed that up a little bit, because that’d be pretty funny. I think we end up singing like a chipmunk. Yeah. So much fun. Thank you to Robert H. Thank you to all of our sponsor. Absolutely. Very much. Thank you. So we talked about you’ll die trying right. That’s the name of our podcast. And there are a lot of people who are clicking in right now. They haven’t heard the history. They’re not exactly sure what that means. Tell us all again. Tell me again. Nathan what now that it’s evolved, I’m sure since the beginning, what does it mean? You’ll die trying.
We’re always striving to be better versions of ourselves. That’s the hope anyway, that’s my goal is to be better today than it was yesterday. I would love to be perfect. But I will never be that. I will die literally attempting it. And that’s what this podcast is about. My hope and I know what yours is that we can give little pieces, little nuggets maybe to encourage those who are listening to to know that we’re all in this together. This difficult is beautiful. This painful thing we call life and hopefully one day, you know, we’ll get to a place in which we appreciate and are confident and comfortable with where we are in the fact that we’ll never be perfect.
Inherent in that topic inherent in the title is the word die. It is going to it’s going to happen, it’s gonna happen to all of us. This is no surprise, although it is a mystery, and that we have really no idea what that means. And so there’s, there’s something sacramental about dying and death to me, where we do not understand it. But we know there is some kind of goodness and some kind of grace and it’s completely natural, all living beings experience it. We see it happen seasonally, every single year, the grass fades, the flower withers, the wind blows and living gives way to death, and then comes spring. We see it happen every day in our own personal lives. Every night when we lie down and our head hits the pillow, we have just practiced our death. And every morning, we practice our resurrection, when we awaken to a new dawn, a new day, a new life. So the themes of life and death are all around us. And I think it is incredibly important that we acknowledge that that word, which is in our title, is a part of what we are about when we talk about living your best life when we talk about improving yourself. When we talk about perfection which biblically speaking means not to be without blemish. It means complete. Whole. The Hebrew word shalom is a word that means wholeness. People think it means peace. But it’s peace, because there is wholeness. And without wholeness, there is no peace. At one day, we will not be here. Let’s say that we knew that we had 24 hours 24 solid, beautiful, rich, possible potential, but fleeting, precious few hours. What would you do differently in those 24 hours than you do in all the other ones?
I’m laughing because the first thought coming to my mind is sleep in. Right? Oh, tired from the baby? No, I would get up extra early, I would get up extra early and be conscientious by maybe putting something on my wrist so that it’s like a you know, for instance, if I need to remember something, I cross my fingers. We’ve talked about that. But to be positive, like everything that comes out of my mouth for the rest of my life will be in remain positive. And I will only want to be around the people in which that I genuinely like just love. I mean, yes, you’re supposed to love everyone, my friends, my families who had wondered, why do I want so badly to max out a credit card?
To leave your spouse with with a debt with debt? I don’t know. Because you love how many literally let me ask you. This. How many televisions would you buy?
Oh my god.
How many clicks on Amazon? Will there be for you?
I don’t know. I probably a couple. In all
honesty. What’s the first thing you would do when you woke up to that morning?
give my wife a big hug. Absolutely. Yeah. And then my kids, it’d be hard to let go. Yeah. And then that makes me
sad. I could cry talking about this. Really? Absolutely. Yeah.
I sometimes think about my last day, and like a hope that that day is filled with peace. And then I hope that the way in which I go is peaceful. I mean, that’s what we all hope we all hope we die in our sleep. I everyone that I ask, not asked but talk to you about dying. They’re like I want to die in my sleep. Oh, of course you do. Because that seems the easy way out. But I would like to think that my last day would be filled with things that I’ve always wanted and hoped for. Epiphany, I just had an epiphany. Go with it. Why in the world? Do I need to wait for my last day to experience the things in which I’ve always
you absolutely hit the nail on the head. And it’s the question I was going to bring us to at the end of the Han the horn honking and the end
of the 1984 Pontiac Bonneville Yep.
i That was the question I wanted to ask. So So let’s hold on to your epiphany right there because I think that’s going to be where we all end up. It’s the obvious question, right. Martin Luther 16th century German monk, Professor priest said when asked what would you do if you knew how to data you knew that you had a day to live? He said I would plant a tree connection to Earth, longevity, perpetuity, an ongoing lasting and enduring contribution to to the beauty of the world. That’s, it’s kind of lovely, right? It’s not what I would do. But that’s what he said he would do. So it makes us different. That’s the really the only thing that makes me different from Martin Luther. That’s a joke.
As a joke, everyone,
yeah, I I’m so stuck on that I that embrace that morning embrace of my spouse, like, I would really not want to see that end, you would not want to like go would you know, but I would not wait as ama that way as it is, like I enjoy makes fun of me about it. Because it’s hard for me to be present in a moment. Because I’m always wanting for this moment to happen again. Like if I’m on a ride, like at Disney, and my arms are thrown up, and I’m hollering, I’m having a good time. And I will turn over to her. And I’ll be like, Can we read this again, you know, failing to be present to the incredible time I’m having right now. I just want to have it again. Right? This is a theme for me. And I know where that comes from, and why I do that. But I still do. Like, it’s something I have to kind of monitor against. Immediately, I would be like, you know, I would come out of that embrace. But no, no, let’s do this. Let’s make time for that, again, planting a seed for our later conversation. Why don’t we do that every morning? Okay, what else would you do? Hug your wife hug your children,
I would write letters. Well, I would sit down and devote time to write letters to kind of summarize my 33 years and how I’ve, you know, done things that I’m proud of. And luckily, I have no need to say I’m sorry. You know, for wrongs that I’ve done for I’ve done. You know, we’ve moved past that. So there’d be no need for confessing of any kind. I would still say what that I’m sorry.
No, I me personally, I would include that in my letter. Oh, sure.
Well, I would definitely write letters. My father did that. Is that what’s an office? Yeah, that’s pretty awesome. Yeah. So he wrote that before he died,
he did. I think he anticipated his surgery would not go well. And he wrote a letter to a very few people in my family. My mom, my sister. I believe he wrote one to my sisters then would be husband and now they’ve been married for a really long time. Yeah, it’s framed in my MO I read it. I read it at least once every three months.
What a beautiful gift. Yeah, to give to someone. Yeah. Yeah, I would. I would make sure I told the people that I love I love you. Because I think that’s important. Those words are important to say, you know, oh, I know. They know I love them. You know they know how I feel. You they they want to hear it right? I’m a words of affirmation guy myself. So if you know if you tell me that you love me, and you know physical touch is my love language. So if you give me a pat on the back and arm around my neck, you’re you’re golden to me. That’s that’s another thing I would do. I think I would go for a long drive with your family. Well out, not that I wouldn’t do that. I would do that. But my kids in car seats and crying and screaming and stuff and long car rides. That doesn’t sound fun.
And that’s life.
Yeah, that’s not fun. It’s maybe not
very peaceful, right?