Many elderly people are wise. I visited a retirement home spoke with Henry. Henry had this glow that shined through his smile and in his voice.
He was having lunch with a younger man that seemed intently listening to Henry as if what he said was good as gold. I was introduced to both gentlemen.
Henry smiled, "When you get to be my age, you will think about the things in life you wish you would've done when you were younger. See whatever you love to do, go do it. You will regret what you didn't do in life more than what you did do."
I wanted to stand and yell, "Preach" as if a pastor hit home with me during a sermon. See in our lives today, we do things based on what the world sees as cool. From the cars we drive; the people we hang with, and even the types of things we do. I was a victim of this; I did things based on other people’s satisfaction. Until my best friend was murdered, I never really asked myself what I wanted to do with my life.
Time is the most expensive thing. You can always make more money but you can never buy back time. A lot of us don't understand the value of time and each day we don't know if it will be our last. So I tell you now, go out and do the things in life you want to do.
Live the life you want to live. There is only one you and only one life. Each day is a blessing; treat it that way.
Couldn't telling someone you love them repair a friendship?
By Marcus Alipate