I think my last post was December of 2015. Pretty sad, I know. Marriage, family, job, kid’s school and sporting events, friends, unexpected circumstances… All this and more make for a full calendar and a fulfilling life. The things that bring me the most joy – my wife, kids, extended family and friends – take time. If I am not taking the time to spend with them then I am not taking the time to enjoy them. Relationships, in which the deepest joy can be experienced, take time.
One of my motto’s in life is “live without regret”. One thing I have never regretted is the time I have spent with my wife, family and friends. I remember the time that my dad was nearing death. I lived in Nebraska and he lived in Texas. A pastor friend of mine encouraged me to go as often as I could to see him. He said that I would never regret the money or time spent to do so. I remember traveling to Texas 4 times in a couple month span of time. I remember getting to spend the last week of my dad’s life on this earth with him. Yes there was a cost to it. I had to take time off of work at a crucial time and I did that several times. And to be honest I think my job suffered for it. However, I do not regret that time spent with my dad and I would do it again if I had the chance. I did the same with my mom. I have learned that the time it takes to have deep relationships is worth the cost it demands. The joy that comes from deep relationships is like no other joy.
I choose to live without regrets. That means I choose to have a fulfilling life which means most of the time my calendar is full… without regrets.