What Would You Do Differently?
Several years ago, I had the enjoyment of spending quite a lot of time interacting with people, that had for the most part, reached the end of the road. These precious souls were finishing out their days in a skilled nursing facility. My job was to maintain the floors, so they were clean, waxed, and shiny. As I got to know many of these residents, I asked them the question that I cared most about being answered, by these particular people. The question was, "if you had it to do all over again, what would you do differently?" The answer almost every time was the same.
As I was reading this article, I was reminded of what answer I received. This is what they told me. "If I had it to do all over again, I wouldn't worry about anything. If I wanted to do it, I would do it. I would take more vacations. I would just do it." This made a very big impact on my life and have lived it doing just that, many times and in many areas of my life.
Ironically, these folks were not focused on what could have been, they were thinking about what had been and mostly reliving their childhood. I am very thankful that I was able to learn a very big lesson, shared by people that had gone on the path before me.
May anyone that reads this, feel the love