Last night, I visited an old friend who is very sick. I had lost touch with her for past 3 years or so. I had no idea that she was sick or how bad it was. I am extremely grateful that I was able to see her again. And it got me thinking...
How many of us are so busy "making a living" that we forget to enjoy our lives? That we rush out the door without giving hugs and saying "I love you?" Are we so busy that we can't take the time to sit, uninterrupted with our spouses and simply talk for an hour?
We lose touch with friends and it's normal, because we're all so busy. Busy busy busy. I heard this quote in a book and it stuck with me..
"On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy. But we don’t do those things. Why? Simple. We are too busy. Too busy doing what? Too busy trying to be happy."
At the end of life, what will you wish you had spent more time doing? Working? Dishes? Or spending time with the people who matter most? Because NOW is the time to start do those things so that you don't regret NOT doing it later.
This a reminder that I needed and I figured someone else would too. Thanks for reading and I hope it helps you to focus on what's most important.
“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe