The View From A Hospital Window Page 2
By Byron Pulsifer, © 2011
. . . my mother laid quietly asleep, or more like unconscious from drugs, waiting for her last moments on earth.
Each of us will face this window when we are waiting for our last breath to be taken as we pass on. But, rather than be sad, wouldn’t it be a lot better to face our own death knowing that our life had been lived to the fullest and without regret?
Even though we may not want to face death, it is inevitable just as it is for the setting sun each evening.
I believe we should all live life to the fullest without regret.
So, what regrets could you have in your life?
There are regrets that you never started or finished that pet project that would have made a difference in other people’s lives; there is that business that you never took the risk to get it going even though you thought about it throughout your working life; there are those regrets that you never spent enough time with your children always too busy to give them more than just a few hours of attention a week or only during a one-week family vacation a year; there are those regrets that you did complete your studies that could have given you the career you always wanted; and there are those regrets that you never told your closest friends how much you valued them.
Stand In The Window
We all need to stand at a window from time to time to reflect on our lives and what we are doing or not doing; what we could do but are too afraid to do or too caught up in our own comfort zone to push just a little harder to move through these limitations.
The window to life is there for you to gaze through to imagine how you would want your life to end up as you might stand at years later.
As you gaze out that window of life do not allow yourself to make the mistake of not doing all of those things you dreamed about, or to help those who desperately needed your help but you were too wrapped up in your own needs and wants.
Vividly paint the picture you want to see looking back at you through that window and do it now.
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” Sydney J. Harris
“When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever, but I shall hold something which I have traded for it. It may be no more than a memory, but if it is a worthy one I shall not regret the price.” Author Unknown
“Don’t live your life regretting yesterday…Live your life so tomorrow you won’t regret today.” Grant Ngobean
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