I’ve been spending some time with my brother in his hospice the past couple of days. Watching him in this phase of his life has made me painfully aware of just how serious the way we spend our time in this life is. All of the “I’ll do it laters and the “there’s always tomorrows” flow out of our mouths so easily because we’ve been ignoring the fact that our time here will run out one day. My brother has lived a very happy and fulfilled life and appears to have no regrets at this point. He has never ran from hard work, been an amazing father to his daughter, been an awesome brother to his siblings and a wonder son to his parents. Thinking over the way he has lived his life makes me wonder if I’m doing enough with my own.
I have been reminded that living a great and fulfilled life does not happen by accident. We must boldly chase our dreams, Fall in Love to stay there forever, treat people the way we want to be treated and love our children relentlessly, as the way that we care for them now will echo for decades after we’re gone.
We’re in the process of giving our children a wonderful childhood; lets mix in a wonderful adulthood for ourselves. Lets stop putting off things that matter to us until tomorrow. One day our children will look at us and wonder if we’ve live a fulfilled life; what will be the answer that they come up with?