I heard a song about the value of time, and looking back on life with only regret. The old guy in the song is talking to a younger guy, telling him all about his regrets in life, because he didn’t take time.
Time for his family, time for his friends, time for a smile, time for a hug. His advice was to slow down, and enjoy what you have each day, because before you know it… it will be gone.
I know that time goes by quickly. Every day it seems to go by just a little bit faster. I’m not sure how that happens, but it does!
And, I guess we will all end up with a few regrets at the end of our life. I know I have a few, and there will probably be a few more as my life goes on.
Of course there will be things in this life that are out of my control, that may or may not cause regret. I realize this.
But is it necessary to live a life full of regret? I sure hope not.
So, what does the word regret mean? I looked it up.
- sorrw aroused by circumstances beyond one’s control or power to repair
- an expression of distressing emotion (as sorrow)
It looks to me like I won’t be able to get though life without them. But I think that by making good choices, I just might be able to limit the number of regrets, and maybe even eliminate a few along the way.
And that’s what I want.
I want to smile, and enjoy the moments of every day, and hopefully not end up like that old guy in the song!
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