Words are powerful, especially when they become actions
Have you ever witnessed something on television that took you back to better time and place? What about hearing or reading a story in the media that reminds you of a tragedy in your life? Then, there are messages that will come across social media that point out what’s really important in life.
My dad recently shared a video on Facebook that immediately stirred my emotions. Here’s what the video from “UpVee” said:
“Top 10 Things You Will Regret When You’re Old”
#1 Not traveling when you had the chance.
#2 Staying in a bad relationship
#3 Caring too much about what other people think
#4 Being afraid to say “I Love You”
#5 Working too much
#6 Not playing with your kids enough
#7 Not spending enough time with your parents
#8 Never taking a big risk
#9 Not quitting a terrible job
#10 Not realizing how beautiful you are
Many people can relate with a couple of items on this list if not the majority. As a middle-aged man, I don’t just relate with some of these regrets, but I am actually living them.
But, like many motivational messages, they are here today and gone tomorrow and the next thing you know a month or two or year or two will pass by and those regrets remain.
So, I decided to cut this out and hang it on my fridge at home. It’s a constant reminder to live life without regret — at least as best as I can.
If it helps you, cut this list out yourself or find one that helps you.
Words are powerful especially when they become actions.