“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.