Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Lessons

Today I hugged a crying woman who kept saying she couldn't believe that her 100-year-old mother was "failing so quickly."    Talked to a grieving widower who said that he now knows that virtually everything he ever spent his time on was unimportant, and how much he wishes he could have those hours back to spend with his wife.  

No kidding, no matter how long it lasts, life is short.    I need to rethink my priorities daily, maybe hourly, maybe now.

6 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

As always, you hit a homerun with this. xo

Debbie said...

Thanks for the reminder. Just spent a few hours on a bucket list day trip with my husband. Very glad I made the effort to surprise him....and now I know why. Life is short and time spent with loved ones is never lost.

AntKaybe said...

It's not the years in your life but the life in your years. These folks are so blessed to have you for support.

Mrs A said...

I just let out a huge sigh, it would be nice to be able to just let go of all the unimportant crapola, like those bills we have to pay !

spindelmaker said...

I wonder if one can think too much about it too? I´ve been aware of this "life is short" since I was a child. The positive is that I actually get alot done. The negative may be that I become very restless, even unhappy if I don´t get anything done. Or if I feel like I spend my time on the wrong things. You know?

Val Spiers said...

I think it is important to just be happy and let go of the guilt. We tend to be a bit tough on ourselves. I figure what ever I choose to do at the time is important to me. I think choosing is the key word. You have to make a choice and live with it not just let things happen. When you make a choice based on current intel it can turn out to be a bad choice but never a wrong choice.