“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”

– John Barrymore

Tell what you think you’ll gain by putting others first and saving yourself for last.  What will be accomplished if you serve the needs of all those around you and sacrifice your own dreams.

Which would you prefer, your headstone in the Cemetery should read “She gave her dreams for those who needed her to cook a meal” or,  “She lived life as if there was no tomorrow”?

I’m thinking lived life is the stone I want.

When my son was young I gave the best I had to keep the house together. To make life good as it could be, and to make him feel secure and loved.  There were a lot of things I wanted to do.  Then those things were dreams to be put aside so we could pursue the practical and see him grow into the man he is today.  And now, having done that job, fairly well I think, it’s my turn.

No more dreams on hold.  Housework will be there tomorrow and I’m not the only person who can run the vacuum or do laundry or cook a meal.  All those chores will still be there for the doing tomorrow.

I still have the day job, but I still take pride in the work I do, and I think I’m good at the job.  When I get home though?  That time is for me, to pursue my dreams which will soon become my reality.

I do believe persistence will pay off, and I will see my dreams become reality and so the stone I’m hoping for will be “a life fully explored without regrets”.


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