My New Mantra

“I’m not going to be an old man and wish that I had played less frisbee with my son.”

This is a quote from Wil Wheaton from this recent blog post.  Too often in my house today are we settling to sit and watch TV, or play video games, or do nothing at all.  Too little do I think we are all grabbing a hold of the time that we have and DOING SOMETHING.

I’m not going to wish I played more video games (although once in a while I do have a strong desire to play) but I’ll probably wish I was more in the moment when I did.  I’m not going to wish I watched more TV series, but I will remember fondly those that I loved.  I probably will wish that I said what I meant more often, that I didn’t hesitate worried about what people would say.  I may wish that I didn’t waste so much energy worrying about what other people thought, period.  I might wish that I had read more or traveled more or ran outside in the rain more.

But I don’t have to.  This was a reminder that all we have is the moment.  We can choose to live in or let it pass us by.  We are surrounded by great people and opportunities.  To take advantage of those as often as possible is what’s most important. 

I’m not going to be an old woman and wish I hadn’t spent so much time with the people that are important to me.


About Mama's a Mess

Who am I and what am I doing here? Well, at the end of the day I'm a mother and a wife, a lover of classic monster movies and comic books, of music, TV and movies. I'm a sucker for pop culture. I'm a fangirl. I'm an artist. As my husband always puts it, "Baby, you're a mess!" I have a penchant for creating and collecting. I feed my brain with a mix of anything from hot rods and pin-ups to handmade and natural. I like to dig in the dirt and grow things but sometimes picture myself doing it like Donna Reed. I will always, always choose to wear a dress first. I am head over heels in love with my husband and have a fantastically crazy life with him. Follow all our adventures and musings on our blog at Twitter: @mamasamess Pinterest & Polyvore: mamasamess
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