no regrets.

Tonight, a wise friend shared her wisdom with me….telling me to live life fully with no regrets.  Love – even when tired…to be “all in,” when the easy response is to hold back…to really live with “no regrets.”

So what does that really even mean?  Each one of us will be called to live our own life…challenged to make the most of the gifts we have been given and the circumstances that surround us.  There will be moments we need to say no and then again times to just dive in – head first.  I may have a tendency to live life carefully…to live by the rules…to be cautious…to do the “right thing” – the “expected things.” And then again, as I grow in age and experience and hopefully a bit of wisdom…I am learning to live in the moment.

I have heard stories of heartache this week…of paralysis and suicide attempts and cancer and farewells and deep, deep heartache. Life can be a bugger.  So all we can do is take it one day at a time…one moment at a time…living and loving and breathing…

…napping – eating coconut gelato – telling new colleagues to bring their sneakers for a noon walk – savoring late night patio conversations on a work night – watching a marathon of a TV series – reading a classic book  – taking long bicycle rides – grilling pizzas on vacation – asking hard questions and really listening – balancing kale salads and chocolate brownies – sharing hugs and tears and prayers…

Live life well my friends – with no regrets.

No Regrets

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