On this episode of DadPOD you will go on a ride with me through the city of Little Rock. I recorded it as I was driving (don’t worry, kept my eyes on the road all the time—no script ;). Thought about taking you along as I thought about the value of our time, especially when we embark upon seasons like graduation and weddings. I read the following quote yesterday:
What frightens me is spending irreplaceable time in a headlong rush to an unworthy destination. Roy H Williams (marketing expert)
LIVING WITH NO REGRETS
That’s pretty profound if you think about it a bit. A lot to chew on. Are you and I spending any or too much time chasing after things that we will find unworthy at the end of the day? Bronnie Ware, an author and musician from Australia who also spent a lot of time with patients in their last week of life, wrote a blog post about the most common regrets patients they most con. They became the theme of her book, The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing. Here are the top 5 regrets she heard from people near death:
- I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
- I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
- I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
- I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
- I wish I had let myself be happy.
It’s an interesting list, isn’t it? 3 of the 5 are related to how they spent their time (technically all 5 had something to do with the time they spent given the nature of the question but of the 5, 3 were directly influenced by what they spent their day to day activities doing. So, as we go along day by day, we can live without those regrets by making sure we spend our time well while we can. During my “drive-by ramblings” I share 4 things that you can do to help you make the most of your time with your kids.
- Pray for them daily
- Have fun with them often
- Teach them but don’t punish them unduly.
- Tell and Show them you love them unconditionally daily.
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