Recently, a good friend of mine had a person very dear to them pass away unexpectedly. And as my friend and I sat talking about life and loss, I was reminded of something I’d heard years ago when someone relayed how they’d been stricken with a disease that took them to the edge of death before making a recovery. They reported that on that edge, in their bed, there were only two things that remained: love and regret.
So, as we roll into a new year, I’m asking myself the following questions, and I offer them to you:
What and who do I love?
Who are the people in my life that I want to be sure that I get the most time with? Savor?
How can I do even more of the work that I love to do?
What are the activities that feed my soul? Fuel me? Open me?
Am I mostly doing those things? Spending time with those people? Organizing my life by and around them?
What will I regret not doing?
Am I stretching myself to my outer limit, stepping through fear, for the things that I yearn for, behaving as though I already have permission to live my life?
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