I’m not the person I wish I was. There are many things I’d like to do with my time to show people I care, but too often than not, I let the time pass me by and let those ideas stay just that – ideas.
I’ve realized over the past year of so that I am not intentional. About anything. I let life do it’s thing. I try to go with the flow. I test the waters and too often than not – the levels aren’t right so I say, “Maybe next time.”
The thing is – there won’t always be a next time. A lot of the times, the opportunity is standing right there and if you don’t take it, you don’t get that moment back.
And then you’re left with regret. Lots and lots of regret. Regret over words you didn’t speak that someone desperately needed to hear. Regret over an act of kindness that needed to be extended. Regret over not showing how much you love the most important people in your life. Regret over how often you let those moments pass by without a word or gesture.
I’m realizing that the regret doesn’t have to be there. I can change it. I can make sure that I follow through with giving the love others need.
Just by being intentional.