Anyone who knows me knows that I have a large fun-filled playroom in my home and I love watching little ones playing with all the treasures I have joyfully gathered for them. My granddaughter Scout often enters the playroom, looks from corner to corner and then replies “Is there anything new?” because almost always there are new “fun” things that I add to the room.
A week ago I found a cute pink “old fashioned phone” and placed it on the child-sized vanity table. Within a week I had 3 different little girls come into the room and upon finding the item asked me “What is this, Mimi?” I was forced to face the stark reality that so many elements of life have changed all around me; phones, record players, and typewriters all obsolete. I was reminded just how quickly time passes.
The use of our time, how we spend our days, the activities we engage in, or people we pour into is very personal and unique to whom each of us are. Yet, we all have the same amount of hours in our days to waste or to use well.
In an article written by Grace Bluerock she lists the 9 most common regrets people express at the end of life:
I wish I had been more loving to the people who matter the most.
I wish I had been a better spouse, parent, or child.
I wish I had not spent so much time working.
I wish I had taken more risks.
I wish I had made better choices and took time to enjoy life more.
I wish I had followed my dreams.
I wish I had taken better care of myself.
I wish I’d have done more for others.
I wish I had chosen work that was meaningful.
The day will come when our present online gadgets my find themselves in a playroom somewhere; time will have marched on. Choose to use the time you’ve been gifted incredibly well ~ may there be no regrets! 🙂