What are you putting off for “someday?”
Someday is not one of the days of the week.
What are your excuses and justifications that you are using to put off what you want? “When I retire.” “I don’t have the time.” “I’m too busy.”
Bronnie Ware is the author of The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. She talks about the regrets people have, the guilt and the pain because they didn’t live the life they wanted. A few of the common regrets she talked about are:
Which one of these regrets speaks most to you?
What are you putting off thinking you will do tomorrow?
Recently, we have had a few situation in our lives that have brought this message home strongly. Our good friend was diagnosed with glioblastoma. My sister has been diagnosed with ALS, and my husband’s mother made her transition this week.
What a wake-up call for me!
As I reflect about the importance these people play in my life, I want to know I’ve made the most of the time we have together. I want to make sure we have shared the messages of our hearts.
There is an infinite amount of time we have together. Am I making the most of it?
That is why I am speaking out about them.
I don’t want you to live with regrets.
I want you to think about what really matters to you and DO IT!
Are you willing to do frivolous things that you want — like get your shoes shined? Look what a gift that is to both people?
My husband was happy because it’s not something he does. I took the picture because it was fun to see him doing that for himself.
Are you taking time to enjoy your friends or are you too busy, someday? Are you enjoying something different that can bring you joy like going to the corn pastures when the first batch of corn is harvested?
Crazy the amount of fun we had, totally out of my element. We got “bushels” of corn. All of a sudden we were thinking about all the people we wanted to share this fresh corn with and tell the story about getting it.
Are you taking the time to let those around you know they matter? Are you sharing your feelings with them? Letting others see how affectionate you are with each other. Taking time to emphasize little rituals you both love - like tapping on the window as you say goodbye for the day.
What wake-up call do you need to live, be and do all you want today?
I know… You can’t do everything you want today. But, have you booked it in? Even if it is every week, visit your kids, your grandkids or family. Take that vacation to Hawaii or visit every national park. Be kinder, more generous.
What are you putting off until tomorrow?
Share with me one action that you are going to take that you have been putting off thinking “someday” I will do that.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to Facebook and share what you are committing to do.